November 24, 2016 – Texas
Tomorrow, here in the United States, we celebrate my favorite holiday of the entire year – Thanksgiving! This is a unique holiday in the USA which remembers God’s goodness to the Pilgrims who came to Massachusetts in 1620 to escape religious persecution. Half of them died the first harsh winter, so when they had their first bountiful harvest, they thanked God with a huge feast which they shared with the native American Indians.
For a wonderful review of the history of this holiday, please go to this link: pilgrims1
In 2016, after church in Texas, I experienced my biggest Thanksgiving dinner ever with my brothers and sisters in Christ on a beautiful sunny warm day outside under the big tent. They roasted 25 turkeys to serve 400 people!
I thank God today for His goodness in giving His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place for our sins. Christ arose from the grave after three days and lives today for all eternity. How he wants each person to receive Him as their own Savior and be with Him for all eternity!
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (KJV)
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5 (NKJV)