Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turkey is overrated . . .

Happy turkey day! That just doesn't sound right. Tomorrow we will be celebrating a holiday, and yes, even though the pilgrims of 1621 liked a good turkey just as much as we do today, this holiday is for one purpose . . . to give thanks to our gracious God! Remember to thank our Lord for all He has done for you tomorrow!

 Here is a great quote from William Bradford to get you in the holiday spirit*:

"May not and ought not the children of these fathers rightly say: 'Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness; but they cried unto the Lord, and he heard their voice, and looked on their adversity, etc.' Let them therefore praise the Lord, because he is good, and his mercies endure forever. Yea, let them which have been redeemed of the Lord, show how he hath delivered them from the hand of the oppressor. When they wandered in the desert wilderness out of the way, and found no city to dwell in, both hungry, and thirsty, their soul was overwhelmed in them. Let them confess before the Lord his loving kindness, and his wonderful works before the sons of men."

Don't get me wrong, I look forward to gobbling (pun intended) down my fair share of turkey tomorrow, but let's not forget what this holiday is all about! So . . . Happy Thanks-giving Day!
"Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things."
Psalm 107:8-9

* Cited from Vision Forum Ministries

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