Saturday, July 4, 2015

Dear America,

I've been to a few places on the globe, and there is no place like you. 

You're rich with freedom, farms, and smiling people. You have people from all over the world living on your land. Your cities are filled with every type of food that the world offers. You give people opportunities that are difficult to find in other places. And your space! You have so much delightful space! Trees, mountains, oceans, fields, forests; you have them all.

God made you, America! Men and women who wanted to be able to serve God freely sailed across the ocean to do just that. And they found you. 

God still loves you, America.  And He is still worthy of your devotion. Remember that.

Today,  as your bold colors of red, white, and blue fly high across your land, know that you're special. And know that one of your own, who is living in Hong Kong, loves, misses, and prays for you.

Happy 239th birthday, America. Enjoy your fireworks tonight. 

God bless you. 

Love,
Abbie 



John Hancock
1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence-
"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ... Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."
--History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.

"As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion, as He left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see;
--Benjamin Franklin wrote this in a letter to Ezra Stiles, President of Yale University on March 9, 1790.