This week we celebrate the blessings of freedom in two nations. Canada Day was celebrated on July 1 and Independence Day will be celebrated on July 4 in the U.S. We bless God for those countries in which we are free to practice our faith. We pray for the body of Christ in places where life is at risk every day – Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Iran, North Korea and the list goes on. Never forget that when one part suffers, we all suffer.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13