This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves
to be my disciples. John 15:8

Happy Thanksgiving!

>> Thursday, November 22, 2007

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Many of you may already know this, but for those of you who don't, I thought I would share this. When we were children, we learned about the Pilgrims and the Indians, and the beautiful meal they shared together. Children now are being told that Thanksgiving is a "time of mourning". Neither are true. While Thanksgiving had been celebrated intermittently throughout American history, it was not until Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it to be a national holiday in 1863 that it became American tradition. If you read his proclamation, you will see no mention of Pilgrims, Native Americans or even turkeys. You will see that he was very intent on this holiday being about God. His entire focus was on God's gracious provision for our country during a time of great strife (the Civil War), and that they needed to stop, as a country, and thank our merciful God for all He had given them.

Today while you are eating your turkey, playing games, watching football and whatever other traditions your family participates in, remember to stop and thank GOD for all that He has blessed you with. Then from now on, let every day be Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for all of you who read my little blog. It brings me such joy! Thank you and God bless your holiday!


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