Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Psalm 100 (New International Version, ©2010)
A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

As we approach Thanksgiving, we need to share with all those around us the true purpose and meaning behind the celebration. The events of the First Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Plantation in the fall of 1621, when the 53 survivors welcomed a company of over 90 Native Americans to partake of the plenty they had from the recent harvests. They celebrated the harvest for 3 days, with the primary purpose being to give thanks to God for the blessings He had given them.

As you get ready for your own celebrations, let's prepare our hearts to give thanks to God for the blessings He has given us over the past year.

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