With all the tragic events happening in our world I began to think about what is important. Our declaration of Independence states:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
In my mind and heart if any of these rights or taken away then we no longer live in the nation our founding Fathers envisioned. The line that stands out to me as the most important is “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator”
Life is given to us by God so we should respect all lives. Though if some people believe that taking human lives is their lot in life and act on that belief then because of their actions they should lose their right to life.
Liberty is given to us by God in the form of a free will. We can do what we want. However if doing what we want takes away the life and liberty of others, then this liberty should be removed from those who committed such crimes. This does not mean that everyone’s liberty should be removed because of the actions of a few, but rather those who transgress lose their liberty.
True happiness does not come from things or people, it comes from God. If you are seeking true happiness from any other source you will never find it.
Therefore, as I see it, our Declaration of Independence states very beautifully that we all have the right to live with the free will that God gave us and pursue God to find eternal happiness.
Trust in our Creator, seek His face and enjoy your week. I will be back next week with more.