Reflecting on, of all things, a line from the old song Remember the Alamo: "Young Davey Crockett was singing and laughing/With gallantry fierce in his eyes/For God and for freedom, a man more than willing to die."
Freedom like that -- courage and even joy in the face of persecution, destruction, and death -- does not come from politicians, legislation, constitutions, or economies. It comes directly from God. It is not freedom from, but freedom for, and it can only be taken away by the Devil. Only he can bind us, and only if we let him.
Make no mistake, we are free men and women. This next week, and next four years, can only change that if we allow it.
Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful morning.
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