Happy Thanksgiving!

I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. ~Psalm 7:17 

To all ye Pilgrims: "In as much as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetable, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as He has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience; Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill,.... and listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all his blessings." ~William Bradford, Ye Governor of Ye Colony, Plymouth, 1623

"No employment can be a greater honour to a man, than to praise God. It is the peculiar dignity of the nature of man, and the very thing wherein his nature is exalted above all things without reason, and things without life; that he is made capable of actively glorifying his Creator. Other creatures do glorify God: the sun, moon and stars, and the earth and waters, and all the trees of the field, and grass and herbs, and fishes and insects, do glorify God (Psalm 19:1-6, Job 12:7-8). But herein is the peculiar dignity of the nature of man, that he is capable of glorifying Him as a cause, by counsel, understandingly and voluntarily, which is a heavenly work."~Jonathan Edwards, The Priviledge of Worship, A Thanksgiving Sermon, November 7, 1734  

Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and not be poorer but richer for having made it. ~A.W. Tozer (1897-1963)

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