One of my favorite historical places to visit is Philadelphia.  It always amazes me in a hot summer, (much like the one we’re going through) in a cramped building, with no air conditioning, men argued and worked out the Declaration of Independence. They worked it out for us – a priceless gift that many have given their lives for. 

The last sentence of the Declaration of Independence says, ”For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance upon the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

Our founding fathers knew the success of a nation needed to be grounded on a biblical foundation.  We read God’s promise of blessing to nations in Deuteronomy 6 – if we fear the Lord, obey and follow Him, raise our families according to His Word – we’ll be blessed with a strong spiritual heritage.  What makes America great is her values that begin in the home and church. 

What a precious national and spiritual heritage we’ve been given.  May we continue the work that’s begun and to preserve this unparalleled gift for generations to come!  

Happy Independence Day, God Bless America!

Written by Rebekah Wright