Every Thanksgiving we see pictures of pilgrims feasting but the truth of the matter is. . .for the Pilgrims. . .Thanksgiving was more about prayer and fasting.
The first official Thanksgiving was established in 1789 by President George Washington to acknowledge the blessings of God on a young nation.
For the next seventy-five years, Thanksgiving was celebrated occasionally but in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln established it as a national holiday on the last Thursday of very November.
Fast forward till 2022. . .many families will gather and indulge or, should I say, generally “overindulge” on the Thanksgiving meal.
We gather around the table. . .and thank God for the food and each other.
I have a revelation for you that my Momma taught me years ago. Thanksgiving is NOT just one day; EVERY DAY is THANKSGIVING.
She’s right … but it’s not just because she’s my Momma. . .bless her sweet 94 year old heart. Momma is right because that’s what the Bible teaches us.
Al Green, the gospel singer said: