FROM THE PASTOR
On Thursday our nation will pause to celebrate Thanksgiving. Two hundred and thirty eight years ago President George Washington issued this First National Thanksgiving Proclamation. Take a moment to reflect on his words.
“Whereas, it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; Whereas, both houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness!
Now therefore, I do recommend next, to be devoted by the people of the states to the service of that great and glorious being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be, that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country.”
In between the turkey and the pumpkin pie, please take a moment to give thanks to God for all that He has done for you.
“‘Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!’” –Jeremiah 33:11