Thursday, November 28, 2019

Giving Thanks To You All

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you..." Colossians 1:3

I was thinking last night about all the many things I am so very grateful for and how it is a wonderful thing to have a day designated for thanks. Not that we shouldn't be thankful all year long but I think it keeps us mindful.

I also think of the bounty that we enjoy with whatever meal we prepare. I am a history nerd, buff, whatever you want to call it. So I have studied a lot about the Mayflower etc. I appreciate their passion for wanting to worship freely and leave a country that took away their freedoms. They had left England and gone elsewhere only to decide they needed to go to the new world. One ship needed repairs and couldn't go so only the Mayflower went with a mixed group of people.

Times were tough and only 1 out of 7 survived. They had made friends with some indians who lived nearby and went on a hunt. They caught 2 deer and many fowl. They decided to add the onions, squash and other root vegetables and make a feast to show their thanks for having come through such a rough time.

As we reflect on the past year, maybe there have been some rough times. Maybe it's been a time of bounty and you can share with others. Whatever the case with you this year, many blessings to you.

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