Thanksgiving


George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING

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 and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness”:

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the Beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplication to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our national government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. 

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, AD 1789 George Washington

Earworm Wednesday: God be Merciful to Me


I posted on Monday that the blog posts would be sparse as I had some family issues. Well I’ve decided to share with you what happened. Monday I got a call from my son telling me that the house that he lived in was on fire. He was at work but he could see the flames from his work. The fire department was there but the building was a loss they were just trying to keep it from spreading. My son was devastated as his cat was in the house and it looked like he had lost him to the flames. However, later as my son was looking over the damage he found his cat and the vet said that he is a miracle because there is no trace of smoke inhalation or burns on him!

So I was thinking on all this , on the mercy and grace of God, and how he kept my son safe from the fire not only him but everyone that lived there. And I realized that I didn’t think to thank God for this gift he gave me, that I have my son, that he is alive, and that it is more than I deserve.

Thanksgiving


The blog will be shut down during this week I will be too busy to post as I along with my family are readying for the holiday.  There might be a post by Robin but he will be busy too I am sure. 
And join with me and don’t shop on Thursday let’s everyone who can be home for Thanksgiving.

Come thou fount of every blessing-Chris Rice


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day in the United States.  Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks to the Almighty God for his providence and blessings.  Tomorrow some will go to a family member’s home and sit down to a large meal which their mother/wife will have worked on for the last three days.  In some houses it will be the father/husband.  And in some houses there will be nothing to eat.  Some will be homeless out on the street, some will be at the mission.  Many people find it hard to see God’s blessing in their lives but it is still there, it still exists, and it pours out upon us like a fountain refreshing us.   May God’s blessing be upon you tomorrow.