Fireworks

fireworks picI love to put words and deep emotions to music. One night leading up to the Fourth of July, as I was getting ready for bed, something stirred deep in my soul as I thought about the reason we celebrate. Fireworks is our way of lighting the sky with remembrances of our sacred heritage of freedom. Closely tied to love of country is my first love, Jesus Christ. Like soldiers who bravely and selflessly died to purchase our freedom, long ago Jesus Christ fought the greatest battle for us on the cross of Calvary. Jesus died to purchase our freedom. His death on the cross and his resurrection assure us that all who receive him will have eternal life.

In a scene from a movie about the beautiful sacrifice of one life of a soldier, before he falls to the ground in death, he cries out to the buddy he’s dying for, “Make it worth it!”

I think of what Jesus did for us. I think of what he might say to you and me today. “Accept my death on the cross personally. I died to set you free. Are you free? Or are you living with a sin-debt still strapped to your shoulders? Have you really accepted my love and my free gift of grace? Live like it! No more slumped-shoulders sulking. No more wallowing, groveling in false guilt. The debt is paid. I paid it with my blood. Let the old-man fade, and let your life come alive in living colors of glorious resurrection!”

Fireworks words and music Tammy Bovee © 2009

Fireworks Oh how they sparkle
Fireworks dazzling my eyes
Fireworks brilliant colors dancing
Fireworks lighting the night sky

They celebrate a moment-in- history
Our Fathers founded liberty
And when through the dust of battle
Soldiers waved Old Glory!

Fireworks Oh how they sparkle
Fireworks dazzling my eyes
Fireworks brilliant colors dancing
Fireworks lighting the night sky

They honor heroes fallen
Sacrifices made for me
Paid the highest price for freedom
All to keep our country at peace

Down through history’s hall of honor
March brave soldiers of peace
Selflessly died for love and country
They gave their lives so that we could live free!

Fireworks Oh how they sparkle
Fireworks dazzling my eyes
Fireworks brilliant colors dancing
Fireworks lighting the night sky

They remind me of the moment in history
When Jesus set this captive free
Broke the bars of sin’s dark prison
And led me in sweet liberty

Down through history’s hall of honor
Marches our Soldier of peace
Selflessly died for a world of lost sinners
He gave his life so that we could live free

Fireworks Oh how they sparkle
Fireworks dazzling my eyes
Fireworks brilliant colors dancing
Jesus love lighting my life!

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