America's Birthday!    July 4, 1776 to July 4, 2019

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

How long has it been since we were required to read and/or memorize those words? For me, I believe it was the fourth grade, and I was 9 years of age. We all stood each morning with our right hand over our heart and pledged allegiance to the US flag hanging over the blackboard. Later, in history class, we recited this preamble to the Constitution. Consider each phrase: perfect Union, establish Justice, domestic Tranquility, common defence, general Welfare, Blessings of Liberty.

As a nation, have we done all of these things? Have some slipped away without our notice? Is our nation becoming less united, more fragmented? Why? What changed? "Who's in charge?"

People who ae not born in the USA, but become citizens of this nation, are given a copy of the Constitution and an American flag when they are naturalized. May they honor our flag and understand the meaning of Liberty. Never take Freedom for granted!

Happy Birthday, America!

 Love In His Grace, Anne S. Grace  Gift of Grace Ministries 

"For by grace you have been is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).