Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

(And my sincere apologies to all the fine fathers out there for not acknowledging Father's Day earlier in June as well.)

"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary..."

I think I would like to hear a complete reading of that fine document somewhere on the 4th. I very much doubt that I will have the opportunity. Perhaps I will take a copy with me and read it to my son and husband as we travel tomorrow.

May God continue to bless this nation and may those people of this nation who are currently in denial come to recognize His divine hand in it's creation and it's continued good fortune. May those who recognize it already continue to pray and humbly seek His face in the affairs of our nation.

Happy Independence Day!

"I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.
Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD."

~Psalm 144:9-15

4 comments:

Terry Morris said...

Mom,

Our family's observance of Independence Day has long included a reading of the Declaration of Independence, as well as John Adams's letter to Abigail in which he predicts the style in which the American people would eventually celebrate the epoch, among other readings.

Last year, however, we kind of got railroaded by a well-meaning neighbor. I won't allow that to happen this year. If anyone decides to show up unannounced, they'll just have to sit through the readings with everyone else.

But anyway, here's my gripe with use of the term "the 4th of July."

Call Me Mom said...

Excellent point Mr. Morris.
I have changed the title of the post. My thanks for your timely correction.

Matt said...

Hey Mom,
Came across your blog today when searching for your lead quote and read your post about wanting to hear the Declaration read aloud. I've the got answer for you! The Presidential Prayer team has produced an audio CD titled, "We hold these truths to be self evident." It is a great production including The Declaration, The preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln's Gettysburg address and his second inaugural. I love it and continue to listen to it again and again. I highly recommend it.
Here is the link to purchase it:
http://www.presidentialprayerteam.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pptnn_MaxMcLeanCD_LandingB

Call Me Mom said...

Thank you for the link Matt and thanks for stopping by the blog.