Thursday, November 23, 2006

Now Thank We All Our God

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
This is my favorite holiday! It's better than Christmas because you don't have to buy present. It's better than Easter because you get a great meal. And it's better than Arbor Day's Arbor Day.
But the main reason I love this holiday is because it's a time for our nation to give thanks to God. That's how it began. In 1782, Congress issued this proclamation:

IT being the indispensable duty of all Nations, not only to offer up their supplications to ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver of all good, for his gracious assistance in a time of distress, but also in a solemn and public manner to give him praise for his goodness in general, and especially for great and signal interpositions of his providence in their behalf: Therefore the United States in Congress assembled...Do hereby recommend to the inhabitants of these States in general, to observe, and request the several States to interpose their authority in appointing and commanding the observation of THURSDAY the twenty-eight day of NOVEMBER next, as a day of solemn THANKSGIVING to GOD for all his mercies: and they do further recommend to all ranks, to testify to their gratitude to GOD for his goodness, by a cheerful obedience of his laws, and by promoting, each in his station, and by his influence, the practice of true and undefiled religion, which is the great foundation of public prosperity and national happiness.

Could you see Speaker Pelosi signing that?! Thankfully, the men who founded our nation saw the need for God and how Christianity promoted the nation's well-being. Even more important than the nation's condition is your condition. Are you giving thanks to God for His goodness? Are you cheerfully obeying His laws? And are you practicing true and undefiled religion? Today, share the mercies and goodness of God with your friends and family... especially His giving of Christ to a sinful world.

May this holiday be a day of worship for you.

1 comment:

Roger Culbertson said...

Now we have something to see.
Good luck and I'll check it often.