Thursday, March 17, 2011

On Worship and Worshipping

Step by step, we come to Thee;
Thy light is a beacon for all to see.

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With Easter just around the corner, the W word that's on my mind for this Alphabe-Thursday is worship. I am grateful for the freedom to worship as I please, according to the dictates of my own conscience. It is easy to take this freedom for granted, and I pray that the citizens of my beloved country will always hold it dear.

Declaration of Independence
“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.”

United States Constitution
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establish
ment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

“The framers of the Constitution recognized the eternal principle
that man’s relation with his God is above human legislation,
and his rights of conscience inalienable. . .

(Congressional documents {U.S.A.}, serial No. 200, document No. 271).

~HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!~

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28 comments:

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Amen. We live in such an amazing country. Our freedom to worship is paramount to our nation's success as a country, I believe.

jen said...

I've missed you, Sue.
Thanks for a reminder. Easter pageant is just a few weeks away, and it's my favorite part of Easter. Keeps us focused on what really matters.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Great W word to focus on!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so fortunate to live in a country that allows me to worship freely.

Lisa Loo said...

Interesting word choice! Can I just say how much I love the Declaration of Independence?! I find it almost lyrical. Is that weird. Anyways, I enjoyed this post and your reminder--thanx for sharing.

Ames said...

Great "W" post Sue!~Ames

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Lovely reminder of something we should never take for granted....

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Great post and lovely music sweet Sue. Hugs

karen said...

Funny how we rarely give this great blessing much thought. Thanks for the reminder.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic post! The freedom to worship is just important as breathing..

Cherie said...

It is good to remember how blessed we are in this country, even when things are not looking as good as they should.

alisonmillerwoods said...

Thanks so much for sharing this 'w' post. Very true.

Darlene said...

I love that picture! And yes, we certainly should all be grateful we live in this country. I just pray that no forces of evil will ever gain the power to do away with our freedoms. We must never take freedom for granted. I pray that this will always be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Jess said...

I love that it's in both the declaration the constitution- makes me feel all safe and squishy inside.

Tracy said...

Well said. Perfect post.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I agree. Hopefully those rights will always be protected.

Brian Miller said...

yes, i hope that we do hold that dear as many do not have it...and if we could remember that when we get all high and mighty on our religous soap boxes and put down other religeons it would probably be a great thing...

Grandma Honey said...

We so do take worshiping for granted. I know I do. I've never known anything different. I hope it stays that way but this world is getting mighty scary.

Dixie Mom said...

First if all, that picture is amazing. Second of all...thanks for the reminder! Amen!!!

Myrna Foster said...

What a gorgeous picture. I'm so thankful I live in this country and for the people who made and continue to make it a place where we have religious freedom. Thanks, Sue.

Gattina said...

Freedom is a large word, maybe you can say what you want without landing in prison, but you can't do what you want there are always rules. Try to cross the city at 100 mph ! or smoke in a restaurant, or let your dog run free ! In some dry States you are not even allowed to drink a glass of wine in your own yard.

Judie said...

Sue, it is so sad that some people dwell only on the part of the Constitution relating to the "right to bear arms" and disregard the rest.

Amy said...

You are always so inspiring. I love the picture. It is something I think we really do take for granted. A little reminder is always much appreciated.

Jingle said...

worship more.
smile more.


enjoy your freedom...
Cheers.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What a wonderful "W" word! So true, and so great to be in our country! Thanks for the reminder!

Pondside said...

That was a great choice for 'w'! With Easter on the horizon it's a good reminder.

Lisa H. said...

We are truly blessed here in America to worship the Lord according to his divine Word and not the dictates of man.

Jenny said...

The land of the free...beautifully written Miss Sue.

I love this perfect reminder of the season and the choices!

Thanks for linking.

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