The Best Fireworks Display Ever

July 18thth, 2011

My sister has won many awards in her lifetime. The one that astonishes me the most is her perfect attendance award. One year of not missing school is admirable, two years is amazing, but my sis had no tardies or unexcused absences for her ENTIRE school career! That’s right, waaaay back to kindergarten people. This plethora of promptness does not run in the family however.  My attendance records are considerably less impressive.  I struggle with being on time to anything.  So, In the spirit of my tardiness,  I present to you a 14 day overdue account of Independence Day 2011. Happy BELATED Independence Day to all!!

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous, do not be
afraid. The lord your god is with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.”

As Americans we celebrate freedom the same way we celebrate everything else: we get together and eat! Many BBQs were crashed on July 4th in the name of Liberty and justice.  What I love the most about that day are the fireworks! I love the sound. I love the colors. July 4th is why I love America.  Anyone who lives in central VA can describe July 4th, 2011 in one word: RAIN!  As I was driving home from a cookout the skies opened up and the rain began to pour.  I love storms. However, there are two conditions to my love: 1. The power cannot go out. 2. I can’t be driving while it’s storming. I guess it was my lucky day. Not only were there traffic lights out everywhere; I still had to drive 35 minutes back home.  Fear corrupted my thoughts for a brief second. Anytime I feel fear I recite Deuteronomy 31:6 out loud. GOD doesn’t just make me feel comfortable; he allows me to see the beauty in the things I fear. How wonderful it was to feel his tears flying down from heaven. How magnificent it was to hear the thunder roar. The most amazing part of the whole experience was the lightning. On Independence Day 2011 the most beautiful fireworks display EVER was put on by GOD himself. No one can match his creativity. He invented the skies and the seas. He invented you and me!

“Our GOD is an Awesome GOD; he reigns from heaven above with
wisdom, power and love our GOD is an awesome GOD.” Rich Mullins- Awesome GOD

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