While you are down there on your knees, give thanks for all that our father has blessed you with.
Put God first today.
This Thanksgiving, many of you are feeling sorrowful confused, and desperate. Never lose hope; you are not alone.
On December 1620, the pilgrims arrived on these shores seeking a new life of freedom.
As the Plimoth Plantation describes:
Many of the colonists fell ill. They were probably suffering from scurvy and pneumonia caused by a lack of shelter in the cold, wet weather. Although the Pilgrims were not starving, their sea-diet was very high in salt, which weakened their bodies on the long journey and during that first winter. As many as two or three people died each day during their first two months on land.
Only 52 people survived the first year in Plymouth. When Mayflower left Plymouth on April 5, 1621, she was sailed back to England by only half of her crew.Plimoth Plantation
Nevertheless, a year after their arrival they sat down for a feast of thanksgiving. They had befriended and made a treaty of mutual protection with the Pokanoket Wampanoag leader, Ousamequin, also known as Massasoit to the Pilgrims.
In the fall of 1621, the colonists marked their first harvest with a three-day celebration. Massasoit and 90 of his men joined the English for feasting and entertainment. In the 1800s this famous celebration became the basis for the story of the First Thanksgiving.
Our great country was founded and survives today only by God’s grace. Thank him today as you rest and remember Psalms 23:4
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.Psalm of David
Next week the Ghislaine Maxwell trial begins; many of you will be in shock of this evil amongst us.The media will do everything it can to prevent you from seeing the truth of this abomination. It is our time in history to stand up for what we believe in and to stand with God.
Will you stand?
As President Washington reminded Americans in his 1789 first Thanksgiving Proclamation, we must also pray for good, constitutional government:
…beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed…President Washington
Please take the time to listen to Denzel Washington’s compelling speech below, and remember you are not alone.
Thank you to all who have supported my blog over this turbulent year and remember Denzel’s message to you Put God First.