Today I claim my freedom from the dark forces around us in this year of Covid, riots, and click bait. I will turn off the news, ignore social media, and head outside for some neighborly greetings. Never before have I seen so many walkers, runners, and hikers in my diverse neighborhood. We always smile and wave at each other. In our greetings, we feel unconditional love for each other. We are all law abiding citizens enjoying our freedom in the greatest country on Earth. What we don’t always know is that there are many more of us than the news reports.
Today, let us celebrate what the Psalmists promises those of us who believe this way:
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes can you behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord, who is our refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come nigh your dwelling;
Let’s start now in our own thought, which is our dwelling place, and know the dark forces cannot touch us. Join me today, on this 4th of July, in celebrating our freedom and independence.