What does Thanksgiving day mean to you?

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

Psalm 33:12 (NKJV)

        What does Thanksgiving day mean to you? Is it a day of cooking and cooking? Or do you let someone else do the cooking? Is it a day of parades,food, and football? Or are you getting ready to “shop till you drop”? All these things are fun and I have to admit I have done them all, well accept letting someone else do the cooking. I worked in retail for 15 years through the shopping frenzy, and I actually enjoyed it! On TV the cooking shows are all about “the big day” and show you how to cook a turkey, as well as what to do with leftovers, while the commercials are more about Christmas shopping than they are about Thanksgiving.

On September 6, 1620 the pilgrims came to the new world. After many hardships, where  almost half of them died, they had a miraculous harvest with the help of the local Indians. In December 1621 they declared a three day feast to celebrate God’s provision. As we enter into the “season of thanksgiving”, let’s remember to give thanks to God for all He has provided for us.

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)

*From  the first ever Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 17,1789, George Washington stated:

“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of the Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His  benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”                                                             

-George Washington

 

*Quoted from a tract taken from the American Tract Society around 1830. Wallbuilders, p.o. box 397 Aledo, Tx 76008, David Barton 2013 “Thanksgiving in America”

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