21 Nov

The tradition of Thanksgiving in America has its roots in celebrating a “good harvest” for 400 years..

It wasn’t until 1941, when America passed legistation to “officially” experience Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November, every year.

Since I didn’t grow up in the agricultural era or region, I wasn’t aware that Thanksgiving was created to celebrate a “good harvest”. I just thought it was the time to get together with family, once a year, for a big meal. No matter where they were scattered across the country.

I viewed a special on the Dust Bowl that took place in the 1930’s, across much of the Great Plains. From what I saw, those farmers (which the show called “gamblers”) didn’t have much to celebrate during that period. They were just blessed to be alive to breathe in more dust and dirt, another day.

I personally believe that we “should” be grateful and thankful every day of our lives in this country. We have so much to be thankful for, that it “should” take every day to cover it all.

But most of all, we need to be thankful to our creator, God and his only son, Jesus for everything we have today and everything we will have tomorrow.

2015 Update: As the world community is teetering on destruction of one other (again), remember who has the ultimate plan and control for us. I pray that you have turned your life over to Jesus, as your Lord and Savior so you can possess eternal life with him and the Father.




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