In the autumn of 1621, grateful Pilgrims declared a three-day feast to celebrate God’s provision and faithfulness. This festival gave birth to the holiday we observe today. May we have grateful hearts as we remember His faithfulness this year just as the Pilgrims did so long ago.
This Thanksgiving I will remember Him and praise him together with my family and friends. We have been so blessed. God has provided our every need. He has blessed our families with food, clothes and shelter. He has given us beautiful children and faithful husbands. He has allowed us to homeschool our children and teach them about his goodness. He has allowed us to live in a Country where we are free to worship him as we please. He is faithful, wonderful, holy and good God. We do not deserve these blessings and yet in his kindness and mercy he bestows them upon us. He sends rain and sunshine upon the just and the unjust. He sends us children to give us joy and hope for the future. Even if our wombs are empty he blesses us with children to love and care for through adoption. He gives us grandparents who love and adore their grandchildren. He gives us grandparents to love and care for as well. He gives us wonderful books to read and blesses us with happy joy filled days in cozy homes. Above all he gives us his word, the Holy Bible, to use as our compass and guide during our journey in this world. He gives us his salvation through the ultimate sacrifice of his only Son. There are no words that can adequately express how good He is to us. This Thanksgiving I sing out Hallelujah….Hallelujah….Praise His Holy Name.
Make a joyful noise unto the
Lord, all the lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord is God!
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him, bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
Full of honor and majesty in his work,
and his righteousness endures for ever.
He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and merciful
He provides food for those who fear him;
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all of his precepts are trustworthy,
they are established for ever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant for ever.
Holy and terrible is his name!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
a good understanding have all those who practice it,
His praise endures for ever!