The fourth Thursday of November is designated a special day to give thanks for God’s provision. The original concept of the native people and pilgrims having a meal together of turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberries is false. Actually, it was a celebration by the pilgrims of having their first good harvest of vegetables and a bounty of good hunting. It lasted three days and they kept the tradition for several years. They didn’t eat turkey–it was venison (because the natives gave them four deer), Indian corn, squash and other vegetables. It wasn’t until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln set this special day (after 40 years of requesting it by the woman who wrote “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.) as Thanksgiving Day.
So you’re probably asking yourself “why” am I posting this. Because, if we truly would use thanksgiving day to thank God for His provision–that would be beautiful. The greatest provision given to us by God is NOT “a turkey with all the fixin’s” meal. I believe the greatest provision promised to all people thousands of years ago, and fulfilled when He sent His only Son to do for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves, REDEMPTION!
Galatians 8:8-14 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer. For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM”. Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us-for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE “- in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. NASB
Enjoy the music. And yes, I had a wonderful day with family, food and fun. Thankful and blessed. ♥ Streim