Ministry - Happy Thanksgiving From Us To You
Here’s What Everyone is Talking About
Each year on the fourth Thursday of November we celebrate Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
Traditions take on different faces depending upon our background. Almost 90% of all Americans are eating turkey today. Later many will go into turkey coma after a healthy ingestion of tryptophan, an essential amino acid found in turkey that has a calming effect.
Tomorrow the Oasis Camel Dairy farm will host their 6th annual “Pardoned Racing Turkey Show.” There will be camel rides, pomegranate feedings for the camels along with a visit the Mini Sheep Tiny Town. Thanksgiving festivities will be celebrated across the country in many different ways. We are blessed to live in a land that has been hard fought for with great sacrifice. We enjoy regularly the bounty of our forefathers who struggled to survive under the harshest conditions.
Here’s The Good That You Can Do Today
Be thankful. What are your traditions? What are you doing today that fosters gratitude for the many blessings in your life? What are you thankful for? There is no victory without a battle first.
Leave a lasting legacy. What are battles you face today that are worth fighting for – that will bring you and others freedom? What victories has God given you that you need to thank Him for? Just as those “pardoned” turkeys race after Thanksgiving, Jesus pardons you from death. Remember what He has done for you.
Here’s How You Can Pray
Pray the solution, not the problem. God’s Word has the solution. Today, thank God for all He’s done for you!
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” -John 8:36 ESV.
“I will give thanks to the LORD, with my whole heart; I will recount all your wonderful deeds.” -Psalm 9:1 ESV.
“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” -Psalm 107:8-9 ESV.