Thought I would re-blog this (with minor changes). May all my loved ones including friends have a blessed Thanksgiving day as we remember the multitudes of blessings received from our God YHVH.

Psalm103:11,12

            Thanksgiving Day.  What does that mean to you?  Does it mean, a day off work, out of school, to overeat, or watch a football game?  In the United States it is traditionally set aside to give thanks to God for His provision.  The first Thanksgiving Day in the New World was a three day feast which began on December 13, 1621.  It was a day the Pilgrim’s set aside to give thanks to God for His provision.  After a year of starvation during the harsh New England winter in which many of them had died, they planted and reaped a bountiful crop, thus ensuring their survival for the coming year.  They had hope and they were thankful.

Pilgrim Edward Winslow described the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving in these words:

“Our harvest being gotten in, our Governor sent four men on fowling [bird hunting] so that we might…

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