In 1621 the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is still acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of Thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't till 1863 in the midst of the Civil War, that president Lincoln proclaimed a National holiday of Thanksgiving Day to be held each November... Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday of November.
The ideal Thanksgiving is sharing our warmth and comfort with family. A warm and inviting day filled with family and tables of wonderful harvest of nourishment... a tradition desired by all.
As we are about to celebrate our FAT AMERICAN DAY as some may call it let us not forget the main reason... to offer THANKS for our families and the nourishment we are able to share... when we can give thanks we need to do it with cheerfulness.. remembering whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously...
Father we thank you for this opportunity to give and share. We thank you for those who have an offering to give today as well as those whom have a desire to give, but are not able to. We pray a blessing over each giver.. In Jesus name. Amen