HAPPY DEPENDENCE DAY!
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 143:8).
As we celebrate Independence Day, what a joy it is to be able to celebrate our Dependence on the Lord! The Psalmist nails it: The Lord is to be trusted, and we can depend on Him for everything, because of Christ’s death and Resurrection for us!
Our society continues to focus on being independent – we can do it alone, we don’t need anyone or anything telling us what to do, just leave us alone, I know what I’m doing, if I want something done right I’ll do it myself. …and on and on and on!
We even have more and more self-help groups popping up all over, which to me always seemed ironic since if we’re after self-help, why in the world do we need a group to help us!
As we depend on the Lord for His guidance and forgiveness, we are thereby connected to His Holy Huddle , the Church. This is the Community of faith that continues to provide us with core values, creative caring, opportunities to serve and be served. Miroslav Volf, in his book , “Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace”, makes the statement that living a life of forgiveness is supported and affirmed from being a part of a community that follows Christ and depends on His forgiveness.
Happy Dependence Day ….in the Lord!