Happy Thanksgiving!! :) Psalm 100:4 says, "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."
During this season our thoughts should be on God. Mom was talking to one of the workers (working at my neighbors house) yesterday, she asked him what he was doing for Thanksgiving. He mentioned that his family was having turkey and celebrating the fall season. He didn't mention anything about the real reason we celebrate Thanksgiving - the Pilgrims and our thankfulness to God.
Funny how this culture has gradually gotten rid of the the "Pilgrims" and "Thankfulness to God." Though I do hesitate to say funny - it is actually more depressing than funny.
The children in the schools are now being taught about scare-crows or pumpkins and fall things, but nothing referring back to the Creator of this whole plan.
The One who had in plan that the Pilgrims would move from the comfort of their homes and come to "The New World." Many of who in the effort to leave were either, separated from their families or deceived by the captains of their ships and given in to the English Church.
Without the pilgrims separating from the church of England and being brave enough to come to a world where they would face new problems and turmoils, we wouldn't be here!!!
So, let's try to be thankful for all the Lord has done and to our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ...
Psalm 69:30 says, "I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving."
Psalm 95:2 says, "Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song."~ s. jane