Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Count Your Blessings


When we think of the first Thanksgiving, we think of the early settlers, Pilgrims, and Indians sharing their feast in giving thanks to God for their harvest. In 1782 George Washington made Thanksgiving an official holiday with the Thanksgiving Proclamation.
"It being the indispensable duty of all Nations, not only to offer up their supplications to ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver of all good, for His gracious assistance in a time of distress, but also in a solemn and public manner to give Him praise for His goodness in general, and especially for great and signal interposition's of His providence in their behalf. They do further recommend to all ranks, to testify to their gratitude to GOD for His goodness, by a cheerful obedience of His laws, and by promoting, each in His station, and by His influence, the practice of true and undefiled religion, which is the great foundation of public prosperity and national happiness."--George Washington, 1782

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9 comments:

Jennifer said...

So true... we have SO MANY blessings!! Thank you for sharing Washington's words... they are beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving ♥

He & Me + 3 said...

Bring Thankful all year long. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Michele.

:)

Thankful to have crossed paths via the blogs.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dear One,

I love you dear friend and sister. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. May our Almighty Father abundantly bless all of you in profound ways. May He bring much refreshment and joy, but most of all, may we all praise His holy name for who He is and who we are through Him.

Love, Prayers & {{{Hugs}}},
Alleluiabelle

Susan said...

This was great Michelle!!


Thanks so much for joining in today.

Happy Thanksgiving♥

luvmy4sons said...

Happy Thanksgiving sweet sister

Pia said...

happy thanksgiving, michelle!

Debbie said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Michele!

Hugs,
Debbie

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