As I contemplate this Independence Day holiday, I am reminded of the cost of the freedom we enjoy here in the United States. Our freedom to celebrate today is a direct result of the sacrifices of so many over the last 243 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Today let us not only remember the sacrifices of the just over 1 million who have died for the cause of freedom. Let us also remember and celebrate our day of freedom as believers in Jesus Christ. The day that Jesus Christ died and paid the price for our freedom from a life ruled by sin is our Independence Day!!