Happy Birthday America!

Happy fourth of July to every one! We decided to celebrate by going to the circus. My folks and I took the kids while Becky stayed home to stay off of her feet. Baby Walker is due any day now so Becky needed to take it easy. While at the circus, I took a few pictures and a good amount of video. The circus was good, but all of us agreed that last year’s circus was better.

The circus may not seem like a “patriotic” activity, but I like the idea of it. I enjoy the freedom of the acrobats on the trapeze and high wires. They seemingly fly through the air with little to no restraints. Personally, the circus represents a sense of controlled freedom. There is an incredible amount of skill involved in the many different acts that entertain the amazed crowds. That practiced skill is the control needed to accomplish the acts which portray the illusion of total freedom. We’ve all seen people who are able to do difficult feats and are so good at it, that they make it look easy.

That is sort of how I see our country. We have freedom, yet that freedom should not be used as license. If freedom is used carelessly, the results can be tragic. Freedom has it’s roots in the sacrifices and efforts of those who have come before us. As we have all learned from that awesome line in the first Spider-Man movie; “With great power, comes great responsibility.” As American Christians, we have the responsibility to live our lives in such a way that allows God to use us for His glory.

Print Friendly
Facebook Twitter Email

One Comment

  1. Very good point about the tragic results of using freedom as a license for carelessness. I remember that C.S. Lewis once wrote, “The behavior that a democracy likes is not always the behavior that preserves democracy.”

Leave a Comment