“Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Ephesians 5:20
Thanksgiving’s roots are traceable back to many years ago when the Pilgrims took their first steps onto the shores of North America. When the pilgrims landed on the beaches of this continent, they were seeking to establish a new nation out of this new world they had found.
These courageous pioneers traveled a great distance in hopes of being able to start a country where they would be ensured religious freedom, where they could serve, honor, and worship God according to the teachings of Scripture in alignment with their conscience.
When the Pilgrims were settled in Plymouth, they focused their attention on the Almighty where they prayed and thanked God for His blessings. Thus, the Holiday of Thanksgiving was birthed.
Although there is nothing wrong, and everything good with this Holiday, as Christians we are commanded by Scripture to be a people defined by thankfulness. We are to not only show thankfulness to God and others once a year, but rather at all times.
May we focus this Thanksgiving and every day on the bountiful blessings God has so graciously and freely showered upon us. Let us follow the actions of the Pilgrims on this Thanksgiving and direct our attention to the Almighty and Praise Him for our freedom, country, state, family, and much more.
As you and your family gather for Thanksgiving tomorrow, our entire team at The Family Foundation prays you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
LET US PRAY . . .
Father, we praise You and thank You for all You have done for us. Thank You, Father, that we live in a country and state where we can freely worship You without fear. Lord, help us to be a people who are truly thankful. Lord, we recognize that You are the giver of all good gifts, and we praise You for being such a wonderful Father. Thank You, Lord, above all else for Your Son and the salvation He makes possible for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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