3 Great Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July as a Christian Family
We are all commemorating the freedom of our country or the American Independence day, every 4th of July. This awaited holiday is also a good day to spend more time with our family. Thus, as a Christian, we can make this day more meaningful and fun by keeping God the center of our celebration.
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate the 4th of July as a Christian family.
- Have a Faith-Filled tea party with your loved ones.
Invite your family and friends to study the Word of God with you and talk about God’s love and grace in your lives. Sipping a cup of tea has many health benefits. It also contains antioxidant and it has less caffeine than coffee. Having a faith-filled tea party in your home is one of the best ideas during this Independence day. Set up a little corner in your home and decorate it with a faith filled theme table wares or tea sets. Bake some cookies and put it in a serving tray or a basket lined with a tea towel. Burning a vanilla candle while reading the Word of God will make you more relaxed with its scent is also a perfect idea. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13
- Unite in Prayer, give thanks to the Lord and share the Gospel.
Gather your family and have devotion with God. Thank God for giving our country the liberty and freedom. Thus, 4th of July is all about freedom — take this opportunity to have a closer walk with God and give thanks unto Him for setting us free from sin and shame. “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.” – Romans 6:22 Testify how God changed your life and share the Gospel with your unbeliever friends or loved ones.
- Make art and crafts with your kids.
Make 4th of July art and crafts projects with your kids such as flags, wreaths, banners and other decorations — this activity promotes creativity and innovation. You can also make a banner using these Bible verses to honor the veterans. “I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Corinthians 1:4 Thus, if you are attending a parade with your family bring this banner with you.
Have fun and enjoy this holiday with your family and loved ones. And, if your congregation or church is having a service during this day, attend with your family and observe this federal holiday with your brothers and sisters in Christ. “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:20