Freedom Flags

Jun 14, 2024 | Christian Living | 4 comments

The American flag was created to symbolize the patriot cause as the Thirteen Colonies sought to break free from the British. This flag was used to rally individuals for the Revolution. “The Continental Colors” or the “Grand Union” flag consisted of thirteen red and white stripes and the United Kingdom’s flag in the upper-left-hand corner. The Continental Army flew this flag until 1777. Several variants of Old Glory have waved across our nation throughout the years.

Our current United States flag is the twenty-seventh variant and consists of thirteen red and white stripes and fifty white stars on a blanket of blue in the upper left-hand corner. The blue background symbolizes the union, and the stars represent the fifty states. The stripes represent the original thirteen colonies founded in the 17th and 18th centuries. Red signifies courage and readiness to sacrifice, white represents high ideals and pure intentions, and blue symbolizes justice and vigilance.

This Star-Bangled Banner waves in front of Federal and State buildings, businesses, and homes across America to symbolize freedom and liberty for many Americans. After Hawaii gained statehood, the last state star was added on July 4, 1960. Our current flag has been proudly waving for nearly sixty-four years.

I wave another flag-the white flag of surrender. Thirty-four years ago, I was not free- though I lived in a free land. Free to worship God, yet unable because my soul was bound by sin. Lost and miserable I held on to the notion that I could help God save me. After a year’s struggle, I finally waved my white flag of surrender. Only Jesus could save me, or I would to hell. I’m now free to worship my Lord in spirit and in truth. 

I’m blessed to live where the US flag waves in the land of the free. But I’m most blessed because I have waved my white flag of surrender to Jesus as my Lord and Savior. The enemy often attacks, but Jesus fights my battles, and the final war is won. I live in the United States of America, the greatest country on earth, but someday I’ll live in a new country throughout eternity in the presence of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

If you haven’t waved your white flag of surrender, do so today while grace is freely given.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:8

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36 

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Roman 6:22



  1. Katherine Pasour

    I remember when I surrendered to God and finally waved the white flag of surrender. I’m so grateful for our Lord’s forgiveness, love, and mercy. Loved your message, Lisa. Thank you.

    • Lisa Robbins

      My memory of surrender has sustained me throughour my life. And, of course, I’m constantly challenged to surrender.

  2. Candyce Carden

    I was wondering where you were going with this history of our country’s flag. When I got there, I said “of course!” The white flag of surrender is the most important flag Christians wave. And we need to unfurl it so everyone knows.

    Thanks for this message.

    • Lisa Robbins

      Thanks for your comment Candyce, and I’m glad I had you wondering where I was going!


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