Today we lift our hearts and our hands to our Creator in thanksgiving once again! We do that every day to thank Him for another beautiful day, but today we add a note of thanks that we as Americans have the right to enjoy RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY!!!
I was reading this really interesting article in the American Psychiatric Journal…. research shows that going to church actually boosts your immune system, decreases your blood pressure, and reduces stress. It’s kind of like an antioxidant from God. – Bones, “The Repo Man in the Septic Tank,” original airdate 2014 March 17th, spoken by the character Seeley Booth, writing credits M.Peterson, H.Hanson, and K.Reichs
Each year on this date, the President calls upon Americans to “observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship.” It is the anniversary of the passage of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom in 1786.
Today we should promote and protect students’ right of religious expression. These liberties need to be encouraged by parents, educators and others who work with children. This is not a time in history when such opportunities should be ignored or taken for granted. If we are to reach our youth for Christ, we must be proactive and aware of the doors that open before us.
Will we dare to walk through the door today, or will we sit back and wait for someone else to let a child (or adult) know that God is love and Jesus loves them? It not only takes a village to raise a child, but it takes the whole family of God to help that child come to Jesus. There are many religions, but there is one God and one Son of God, Jesus Christ. He is the One we need to show to others.
Don’t think that you as one person cannot make a difference.
Through an activity or event – (or just one on one), tell someone that Jesus made a way for them to live forever and He is worthy of praise and He can be trusted with their heart, soul and life. Once a person catches a glimpse of the plan of Salvation, it’s amazing and exciting to watch them grow in their faith!
They won’t know if we don’t share our faith with them. They won’t understand if they are not taught. Your faith in God was meant to be shared. Look around you – people need faith and hope that only God can give.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. – John 3:16-17
Leave “religion” at the door and speak the truth of God’s Word to someone today. That is the best way you could possibly celebrate this special day. Jesus is my Savior, not my religion. 🙂