Since I am an Asian-American, I try my best to walk in between the two cultures. But sometimes I find myself identifying more with the American culture… I guess it depends on the situation. Even when Korea was playing the United States in the FIFA World Cup in 2002, I found myself rooting for the United States to the chagrin of many Korean-Americans in our church.
I think when I started to discover in greater detail the sacrifices that were made by people in order for me to enjoy the things that I have as an American citizen, I become more grateful.
On this July 4th day, I am just reminded of the cost for our freedom.
It was not cheap. People have laid down their lives for the various rights and privileges that we have here in the States.
It is easy for people to forget history. This is why I want to teach my children the importance of being an American citizen and the great honor that we have to benefit from the people who have gone before us.
In many ways, my freedom as an American citizen reminds me of my freedom in Christ. It was purchased for me through Christ’s sacrifice. It was not cheap. My ransom was paid with blood. I have been set free from sin and death.