Whenever you hear someone tell you that our nation is not rooted on Judeo-Christian roots, please send them here or quote them these:
“”Our corn did prove well, and God be praised, we had a good increase of Indian corn, and our barley indifferent good, but our peas not worth the gathering, for we feared they were too late sown, they came up very well, and blossomed, but the sun parched them in the blossom...arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest King Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain, and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.1“” – Edward Winslow Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, 1622, Part IV, (link below).
“”Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God . . .Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be . . . .
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions.2“” – George Washington’s proclamation on October 3, 1789 (please click on link or look below).
May God forgive this country including me. May He dwell back in this land. May we all be thankful for His blessings.
Wherever you are, may Christ be Lord in your home.
What is Thanksgiving?
Quote 1: Edward Winslow, “Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, 1622, Part IV,” http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/plymouth/mourt6.html (accessed November 19, 2013).
Quote 2: George Washington, “Thanksgiving Proclamation,” http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gw004.html (accessed November 19, 2013).