July 5

Written by Bill Grandi on July 5th, 2022

The day after. There are a lot of those. The day after Resurrection Sunday. The day after Thanksgiving. The day after Christmas. The day after New Year’s Eve.


  • The day after Resurrection Sunday we encourage people not to forget the new life we have because Jesus is alive.
  • The day after Thanksgiving we encourage people to remember to be thankful, not just one day, but 24/7/365, for all God has given.
  • The day after Christmas we encourage people to remember that the spirit of Christmas doesn’t die at 11:59 p.m. on December 25th.
  • The day after New Year’s Eve (NY Day) we encourage people to start anew, to consider the new year as a new time to start over.

The day after Independence Day. It was a bloody 4th in many places. The most tragic a deadly shooting in Highland Park, IL. Chicago. LA. NYC. Hollywood elites calling for us to cancel the 4th, to cancel America. I can’t even repeat what some said it is so vile.

I have another reason for celebrating the 4th. Two reasons actually. It reminds of the following:

1.The freedom I enjoy as a citizen of this country. America isn’t perfect; nothing is. To the naysayers I say, “Take a hike. Go Where you think you will have the freedom to speak out against what government. See what it gets you. And I won’t be visiting you in prison.”

2. The freedom I have in Christ. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Free from from the power of sin. Free from the chains of sin. Free from the slavery the enemy wants to hold me under.

So my day after today is celebrating my freedom of living in this nation. But my greatest celebration is living in true freedom found only in Jesus Christ.

And you?  What are you celebrating this day after?


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. I hadn’t thought of a “day after”…I say, Yes and Amen to what you wrote. Thanks, Bill! Have a blessed “day after”.

  2. Ryan S says:

    The day after in many ways becomes the trek of the mountain top. As a kid, the anticipation of the celebration, the getting together with family and friends, the remembering of celebrations past. Today, thanks to your post, I reflect a little longer. I keep the celebration in my heart another day. Today I am celebrating a little more new found freedom through Amanda, as she recovers from surgery. Today I celebrate the extra time I spent with my daughter yesterday on the motorcycle, the bookstore and at dinner. I celebrate and not take for granted the freedoms we have in this country and I celebrate the possibility that many other young lives will be saved due to the courage and decision of our Supreme Court. Thanks for letting me camp out in the mountain top another day!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      That is one powerful comment Ryan. I thank you for taking me onto your mountaintop with you.

  3. So grateful that this country was founded on Christian principles; God is given the glory in our declarations of freedom. May we give God thanks for the freedom found only in Christ Jesus.
    Blessings, Bill!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Sadly, many have forgotten those principles Martha. But I cherish them.