This Sunday is July 4th, 2021. We have decided that instead of competing against all the community activities and all the plans of local organizations, we should join in and show love to those in our town. Instead of having church services we encourage everyone to be a servant of the Lord among their neighbors. Get out and volunteer. Take part in fundraisers. March in the parade–or encourage those who do. Enjoy the Lion’s picnic. Take part in celebrating with those around you.
So, why would we do this? Are we saying Church and the service are less important than celebrating the fourth of July? No. We are saying that any opportunity the Lord has given us to love our community should never be wasted. Doing so would not be obedience, but presumption.