Happy Independence Day to all our countrymen. God bless America and may God bless you and your family this July 4th.
For believers in Jesus Christ, we belong to a deep and more important group: The Body of Christ. And it is as a member of that group that I am grateful to also belong to the United States, a country which still allows me to worship and follow Jesus Christ with relatively little fear of death or imprisonment. So today, in addition to praying for our country, we would like to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who belong to countries in which they cannot freely worship Christ without fear for their lives. May God bless and protect them.