On this, American Independence, Day we see that so many strive for independence – independence from each other and independence from God. We live with a “we know best” mentality, we don’t need anyone, we are strong enough and can cope on our own. However, God never created us to be independent but dependent and interdependent. We’re not in this alone, we were created to rely on God and on each other. When we are weak we are at our strongest for it is then that we lean on God and those He has placed in our lives. Together we are stronger.