Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is good that this is still one of America's most important holidays.  Thanksgiving was instituted by a group of Fundamentalist Christians who gave thanks to their Creator for the blessings He had given to them.  It wasn't much in terms of worldly things, since they had less than most of America's homeless of today.  A year or so earlier, half of their group died due to what was most likely the "investors" having purchased expired provisions to supply the colony as it started up.  Instead, their thanks was for a spiritual blessing to be able to worship without being persecuted for what they believed.  For this, they gave thanks and invited their Indian neighbors to give thanks with them.  They were still threatened, however, by pirates, French, Indians and rapacious business men, but these didn't threaten them for who they worshiped. Thanks to God for his amazing gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

3 comments:

Max Coutinho said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Looney, to you and your family!

You told the spirit of this holiday in such a graceful fashion; thank you.
Yes, it is a true blessing when one is free to profess its belief system. There are still people, today, who do not enjoy such liberties so I pray that one day they will.

Enjoy your holiday!

Delirious said...

Happy thanksgiving! Indeed, the most thanks should be for our Savior! This is, at it's core, a religious holiday, not a day to celebrate football. :)

Inklings said...

Well said! I hope you had as great of a thanksgiving as we did.
My 18 year old granddaughter has moved to your town, and I met another girl named Shauna (maybe not spelled that way and I don't know her last name)who grew up in the Chinese section of town there.