America and many parts of the world are in a fight for the souls of our nations.
In this month of July as we remember America’s Independence Day, may we appreciate the sacrifices and prayers that bore this nation into being. Despite its flaws, America remains in its’ goal to be a beacon of light and freedom to all.
Gradually we are made painfully aware that freedom and the pursuit of happiness is not experienced by many in our midst, often hidden in plain sight. These are the ones who have the greatest to lose, pushed further back into the darkness and forgotten, if we do not stand in the gap and pray for our nation. Pray that we would be healed and unified in putting to flight every enemy who would dare take away our God given freedoms. Pray and ask God what our part is as we put our feet to action in the answer of those prayers.
Lord, we didn’t see them.
But you did-
The hundreds and thousands of human beings
trafficked each year to join the millions who are trapped in
They are children, women, and men of all backgrounds, forced or coerced into sex and labor exploitation, for sale, many under extreme conditions, unimaginable to those of us who live free to choose our path in life.
But you see them all.
You hear their cry and you answer
by opening our eyes, and breaking our hearts
and loosening our tongues to insist:
“Let’s put down the weapons we hold against each other and gather around this societal plaque. Let us all – of every color and creed – join hands and attack this wicked darkness together.” Tim Ballard
If the Son has set us free, we are free indeed
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon us, Because the Lord has anointed us to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent us to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, And freedom to prisoners