I went to Celebrate Freedom '06 yesterday at the Southfork Ranch in Dallas. There were well over 200, 000 crazy Texan Christians there. It was a blast. I heard great music and we all worshipped God, led by Chris Tomlin.
Here is a picture of me with a giant Chick-fil-a cow at the Chick-fil-a tent. (Enjoy!)
I am grateful for my freedom to worship YHWH, the God all things. I am grateful for freedom to worship in hundreds of thousands without being being stalked like a hunted deer by soldiers or emperors. But I am grateful God, and to God alone. I see myself as a member of the body of Christ in a long history of Christians, whose blood was bartered for politics and fears.
God has blessed me with the opportunity to worship Him. And I am grateful for my circumstances. But I thank God for this blessing. He could just as easily change things; so I thank Him for what He's provided to this Christian in a long line of little-Christs.
Remember to thank God for the freedoms we enjoy, not as Americans - but as Christians.