John Adams - one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence predicted that a "great anniversary festival" ought to be commemorated as an epoch day in history for America. He wrote in a letter to his wife that it "ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of the continent to the other, from that date forward forever more."
Two of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence later served as President of the United States of America: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both died on the same day: July 4th, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.
Independence is truly a reason for celebration! In John 8:31-32 Jesus said, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
In Romans chapter 8 Paul says, "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." And in chapter 10 he says, "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." True freedom relies on Christ and His atonement for our sin.
Our Independence Day is truly an event worthy of celebration and fireworks! We are no longer subject to the king of this world, but forever free in Christ as His joint heirs and citizens of a new nation.