The Fourth of July

Fireworks are a big glory display. They are grand and bright and contain vibrations that can be felt in your chest. As I watched a fantastic display last night, I thanked God for my country and simultaneously began to long for the city whose designer and builder is God (Heb.11:10).

I am grateful for the freedom I have in America, and yet I long for the day when I will stand before a throne from which comes flashes of lightning and peals of thunder. I can’t wait to join all of heaven in singing “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Rev. 4). What a day that will be. What freedom that will be.

To celebrate, we spent last night with my family watching a huge fireworks show. It was amazing! And then this morning we went to a parade. It was the kids first parade and they loved it. They figured out that if they held their hands out people would bring them all sorts of goodies. They enjoyed candy, frisbees, balls, and even popsicles.

Eleanor enjoyed being held during the parade and she actually watched everything go by.

The boys loved watching the fire trucks, horses, and marching bands. And after safety day they have been captivated by helicopters. When one flew directly over our heads it was almost too much for Owen.

Happy Fourth!