May 24, 2024

Go then, and make disciples of all the nations…”

(Matthew 28:19)

I like history, I find it interesting to read about the past, I am particularly interested in American history.  I enjoy reading about the things that happened to shape our country.  I was reading about a man who lived during the American Revolutionary War time period. His name was John Dunlap?  

John was born in Ireland. He longed for a better life & he also was looking for adventure.  So one day he boarded a ship that was bound for America. He ended up in the city of Philadelphia, where he opened a print shop. People would come to him to get flyers & posters printed. In those days they called them broadsides.  These broadsides would be tacked up at various places around town for people to read.

One day a man came into the shop with a hand-written document. He asked John to print up 200 copies of this document. It took quite a while because it was a long document & in those days, type had to be set by hand, one letter at a time. When John was done with the job, those broadsides were taken by riders on horseback to cities and towns all the way from Massachusetts down to Georgia.

The date was July 4th, 1776, the man who placed the order was John Hancock, & the document was the Declaration of Independence. So as much anyone else John Dunlap was responsible for spreading the word that America was a free country. 
As Christians, we have to spread the word, too. We have to tell the world about an even better freedom…freedom from the penalty of sin. It’s called “The Great Commission”. Jesus gave us this command in the book of Matthew which was written to the believers of his word so that others would believe in Him.  In other words, we should spread the word to everyone: that Jesus, truly sets us free!

Prayer– Father God, we’re so thankful for the freedom we have in this country. But we’re even more thankful for the freedom we have from out sins because of your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

the Church Mouse 

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