Hi, my name is Tamon, and I am from Illinois. I just wanted to talk about what the Fourth of July means to me. The fourth of July is a day that we celebrate our freedom and independence. It is also a day where we have fun and celebrate our nation with fire works and feasts with our family.
It is also a day we can look at our flag and say, “Wow, I am a part of this nation.” It is a day where you can reflect and say, “God Bless America.”
I’ll end on this verse, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” Psalm 9:17. Let it pierce your heart whoever reads this, and reflect on your life and change this nation’s ways.
Love Comes from Your Heart
Hi, my name is Tyler, and I am 16 years old. My grandpa always told me love comes from your heart. No matter what you say to someone or somebody else, you must speak from your heart. It took me a while to figure out exactly what he was talking about.
For a while I thought love was just like, if you look at someone, a boy or a girl, and like him or her just because they look nice or because if you think to yourself, “Well, I got to have this boy or girl to be popular.” However, now I see love as this feeling you have deep within yourself.
Every time I experience or feel some kind of love, I feel as if I am under a nice waterfall. The best verse in the Bible that describes love to me is in 1 Corinthians 13:1–8.
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profited me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”
Love is the greatest command that God made. He wants us to love others and even our enemies. God loved us so much that He gave his only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins. In John 15:3, it says “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” That is what I believe love is all about.