"I will thank you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High" Psalm 9:1,2
I Want to share some Thanksgiving history with you: I hope you'll take the time to read the copied text from Franklin D Roosevelt , but first I want to say this:
George Washington, the Father of our Country, acknowledged God as the source of our Nation’s strength and very existence. He felt so strongly about this that he made a proclamation for a national day of thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th 1789.
He believed in the importance of setting aside a day to honor God and give thanks individually and corporately as a people.
President Abraham Lincoln made it a national holiday on Thursday November 26th, 1863
Above George Wshington and President Lincoln, comes even a greater command, from a much higher source... the Bible. 
“Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done” (I Chronicles 16:8 NLT).
Thanksgiving Day- 1933 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation
I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do set aside and appoint Thursday, the thirtieth day of November 1933, to be a Day of Thanksgiving for all our people.
May we on that day in our churches and in our homes give humble thanks for the blessings bestowed upon us during the year past by Almighty God.
May we recall the courage of those who settled a wilderness, the vision of those who founded the Nation, the steadfastness of those who in every succeeding generation have fought to keep pure the ideal of equality of opportunity and hold clear the goal of mutual help in time of prosperity as in time of adversity.
May we be grateful for the passing of dark days; for the new spirit of dependence one on another; for the closer unity of all parts of our wide land; for the greater friendship between employers and those who toil; for a clearer knowledge by all nations that we seek no conquests and ask only honorable engagements by all people to respect the lands and rights of their neighbors; for the brighter day to which we can win through by seeking the help of God in amore unselfish striving for the bettering of mankind.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this twenty-first day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-three and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-eighth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone,
Deborah Palumbo

1 comment:

  1. That's beautiful, Deborah! Thank you for a wonderful reminder about how so many great men viewed this holiday, our country, and devotion to God. Wishing you and yours a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving!