The History of Thanksgiving

It’s amazing to me how far we’ve come from the tradition of Thanksgiving and what its original meaning was.  Originally Thanksgiving was set up as a day of prayer and thankfulness to God Almighty.  Some textbooks today in our own country teach that the original Thanksgiving was about being thankful to the native Indians for teaching us how to make food and how to grow corn, etc.  That simply is not true.  I’ve included a link below which shares some of the history of Thanksgiving.  Although the Pilgrims, the original Separatists, were thankful to the Indians for teaching them those things I’ve mentioned, they knew ultimately where all their blessings came from which is God Almighty, and that is who we need to be thankful for.  Let’s talk about those things and praise God and thank Him on this wonderful day, and every day.

God Bless, Tim Marks

http://wilstar.com/holidays/thankstr.htm

 

12 thoughts on “The History of Thanksgiving”

  1. Amen! Thanks for sharing, Tim. We do have much to be thankful to God for and I count the LIFE business and the many lessons I have learned and continue to learn, the people I have met and now call my friends, and the opportunity to make a difference in our world among those things for which I am very thankful.

  2. What a great message!!! It is not so much about the food….but about all of the blessings and where they came from!!! Thanks be to God. Thanks for sharing!

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