Thanksgiving

>> Thursday, November 26, 2009

Good Morning!


Here in America we celebrate today as Thanksgiving. Images of Pilgrims and Indians enjoying a harvest meal together come to mind. As a child I made paper hats of feathered headresses or Pilgrim bonnets. It was a time to eat until you were miserable and watch football games while mom cleaned up the mess.

But this holiday actually began when our first president, George Washington, signed a proclamation requested by congress "to recommend to the people of the United States a Day of Public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to form a government for their safety and happiness." Washington then assigned the twenty-sixth day of November "to be devoted by the people...to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; and to unite all in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country..."

So today, I give thanks to God for all that is in my life. And I lift my voice up for blessings on this country and all countries. May He protect our soldiers and guide our leaders. And may we remember all what God has done for us.

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.

1 comments:

Thistle Cove Farm November 27, 2009 at 5:53 PM  

Hi Melanie - thank you for visiting Thistle Cove Farm, please come back soon.
As to your question...I'm not sure what God is trying to teach/tell me but I've thought about it a LOT this past week. If you've any ideas, please let me know and thanks for asking.

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