“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:16
Independence day is coming up and you know what that means: barbecues, fairs, fireworks, and reunions. Here are some memes and reminders for this festive day of freedom!
You don’t want to pass out or get a heatstroke while you’re out celebrating, do you? So hydrate! Drink blueberry or raspberry lemonade or if you want to be extra in showing your patriotism, try this red, blue, and white lemonade. Just add strawberry slices, blueberries, and apples cut into stars into your plain lemonade and enjoy it icy cold! Fill up on watermelon too.
Unless you want to get burnt to a crisp and have an epic case of sunburn and deal with peeling skin, be our guest. Take sunscreen seriously. Choose your SPF carefully as well (at least SPF 50). The sun’s rays could be harmful for you and your skin so take the necessary precautions. Be kinder to the environment and yourself by checking the list of ingredients for harsh or harmful chemicals. Alright, you’re ready to soak in some sun!
Ditch the fireworks
“Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity…” Ephesians 5:15-16
Sorry to be a party pooper but sometimes it’s better to be considerate. If you can ditch the fireworks that would be great. You can do alternative activities like watching baseball games with your friends or going to fun country fairs or carnivals. Having fireworks at home is potentially harmful to your kids and your pets.
“In a 2016 one-month study period that included July 4, there were an estimated 7,600 fireworks-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. Of those 7,600 emergency visits, 3,000 were kids.” (c) www.blogs.ohsu.edu
You can opt to watch a local fireworks display handled by professionals and are especially made to dazzle the crowd.
Live in the moment
“ This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Put your phones down for a while and chill. We’re sure those fireworks would look lovelier if you view them witch your own pair of eyes and not through a screen. Putting your gadgets away would help you to relax and enjoy the pleasant moments this day offers you. Carpe diem. Carpe noctem. Seize the day and seize the night!
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1