"This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, and ask where the good way is, and walk in it. You will find rest for your soul."
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV
3:51 minutes (3.53 MB)Take a moment . . .
“The First Thanksgiving” When was the first Thanksgiving celebration in America? You say, “It was the pilgrims right?” Actually no.
“SQUANTO WAS A SPECIAL INSTRUMENT OF GOD FOR OUR GOOD, BEYOND ANY POSSIBLE EXPECTATIONS.”
FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, SQUANTO WANDERED AIMLESSLY. JUST WHAT COULD HE DO, WHAT WOULD HE DO? HIS MOTHER, HIS FATHER, HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS, HIS ENTIRE TRIBE – THEY WERE ALL DEAD. HE FINALLY MADE HIS WAY INTO CHIEF MASSASOIT’S CAMP NEARBY. HE HAD NOWHERE ELSE TO GO. HE TOLD THE CHIEF HIS STORY AND THE CHIEF TOOK HIM IN. BUT SQUANTO MERELY EXISTED. HE BELIEVED HE HAD NOTHING TO LIVE FOR.
What did George Washington think Thanksgiving was all about? Turkey and T.V. and Football Games? Read his Thanksgiving Proclamation.
As we are taking time this special Thanksgiving Season to be thankful for friends, for family, for our own good health, and to Almighty God for His Wonderful Blessings, there is another very important someone to be thankful to, and one last Thanksgiving lesson to be learned.
IN 1789, PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON PROCLAIMED A NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING EVEN THOUGH MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS A BAD IDEA. JUST BECAUSE A FEW PILGRIMS SURVIVED A GREAT HARDSHIP, TO THEM, WAS NOT NOTEWORTHY OF A NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE. THOMAS JEFFERSON SCOFFED AT THE IDEA OF A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION.
2015 Veterans Day Program:
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