Proclaiming Thanksgiving

I’m so thankful that America’s founding fathers were people who worshiped and served our heavenly Father. The following announcement was made 387 years ago by William Bradford, the Governor of Plymouth Colony (1623):

“TO ALL YE PILGRIMS: Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, 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 little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November ye 29th of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three, and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor, and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.”

Let us, too, be busy proclaiming Thanksgiving this week. Let’s thank God for His provision, His protection, and His many blessings. They are abundant indeed!

A blessed Thanksgiving to all!

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:8-9

*Flickr photo by John-Morgan, Creative Commons License

*I’ll be skipping my mid-week post since we’ll all be busy preparing for Thanksgiving. What yummy dish are you most looking forward to? I can’t wait to wolf down a few of Grandma’s Rolls again! :)


  1. Amen, Sister! AMEN!

  2. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I don’t think our society remembers the importance of Thanksgiving. Thanks for the post.

    Have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. Oops – my most anticipated dish is Sweet potatoes!

  4. Made noodles yesterday and put in the freezer. Cranberry orange salad is one of my favorites, too. Also making the famous Chocolate Delight. :)

  5. I love your “think on it” quote. I plan to make time to think about it–and be thankful!

  6. I had never seen that quote before but it was neat! Thanks for sharing it and I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving! :)

  7. Amen!

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