Thanksgiving...a uniquely American holiday! A time to stop & give thanks to God. Psalm 107:9 says Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good & his love endures forever! What an awesome promise.
Sometimes we feel it's difficult to give thanks because life is challenging, but how very important it is to give thanks in the hard times. We seem to be a nation of focusing on the 20% we don't have not ever stopping to acknowledge the 80% that we do. How tremendously blessed we truly are. During the Civil War, the deadliest war in American history, that resulted in the deaths of 620,000 soldiers & countless civilian casualties. The war where 10% of Northern males & 30% of Southern males died, Abraham Lincoln took the time to stop & to establish this holiday.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that [the gifts of God] should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.~Abraham Lincoln
He took the time during the midst of challenge to acknowledge God as did the Pilgrims did on Plymouth Rock so many years ago. Take time today to thank God our Father for all He has done. Thank Him for the good and the bad. Thank Him because He is God and He is our Father & He loves us! Thank Him for Salvation through His Son Jesus who died on the cross for our sins, not because we deserve it but because He loves us!
I’ll share the Thanksgiving list I’ve been working on this month! There are many more, but this is just one for everyday of the month! Hope you have a great day! Be Thankful!!
Blessings & mercy