I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD: That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works"
Today's Morsel: Here in the United States of America when we think of the Thanksgiving holiday, we a time when the English separatist William Bradford and the other Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth aboard the Mayflower to establish the first American Colony in 1620. Truly, it is great to study American history and recall the roots of our Thanksgiving holiday, but did you know that Thanksgiving or some similar holiday is observed worldwide in at least eight nations? I have found that Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, Liberia, Switzerland, and the United States of America all celebrate Thanksgiving! As Christians we should have a heart of thanksgiving every day. Here is an opening quote from the Thanksgiving Proclamation signed by George Washington, President of the United States of America, October 3, 1789. "Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness." Today and every day, remember to always give thanks to God for His protection and favor as well as all His goodness and mercy.
Sing: When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings, see what God has done! Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Thought for Today: "In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (1 Thessalonians 5:18).