Thanksgiving Day is around the corner. "[It was] first celebrated in early colonial times in New England. After the first harvest was completed by the Plymouth colonists in 1621, Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer, shared by all the colonists and neighboring Native Americans. In 1623 a day of fasting and prayer during a period of drought was changed to one of thanksgiving because the rain came during the prayers. Gradually the custom prevailed in New England of annually celebrating thanksgiving after the harvest."
(Encarta)

"The Pilgrims had come ashore from the Mayflower on Dec. 21, 1620. The winter had been heartbreaking. Only about half of the original group had survived. Fortunately the harvest was good. There were 20 acres (8 hectares) of strange Indian corn, for which the the Indians had furnished seeds. There were also barley and plenty of meat. Governor William Bradford sent four men to hunt fowl. They returned with enough waterfowl and wild turkeys to last a week. Fisherman brought in cod and bass. Indian hunters contributed five deer. Ninety Indians, with their chief, Massasoit, feasted with the colonists for three days."
(Compton's Concise Encyclopedia)

Let's back up to when they set out on their journey.
"November 11, 1620 The Mayflower Compact: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor covenant "In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwriten, the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne Lord, King James, by ye grace of God, of Great Britaine, Franc, & Ireland king, defender of ye faith, &., haveing undertaken for ye glorie of God and ye advancement of ye Christian faith... do by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves togeathger into a civill body politick..."(Letter From Plymouth Rock, A publication of The Plymouth Rock Foundation, Marlborough, NH 03455.)

It said, "advancement of ye Christian faith..." So this country was founded for the advancement of the Christian faith. My mind goes to Washington D.C. and how so many of the federal buildings have the ten commandments, and other scriptures all over the walls of the buildings. This country was founded on God, submitted to God at one time but not anymore. We are just another heathenistic society that will fall as all nations that have turned their backs on God have fallen before us.

It seems as though many people just take days for granted. The bible says, "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." God is talking to his people here and those who know him personally can rejoice because he is Lord and he is God. All things are under his feet, he is ruler of all yet he gives us a choice to accept him or reject him. God tells us in his holy word that we are to choose whom we will serve. It is God or the devil. Jesus tells us that we are either for him or against him. There are no in betweens.

When a person receives the Lord of glory he has something to be thankful for. As God's word, the KJV says, "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. (I Cor. 2:9,10) God has shown us some future things in the book of Revelation that he has prepared for his people. The Lord shows us other things as we walk with him. Just to know him, to fellowship with him is totally awesome. He gives us victory over sin as we submit to him, joy as we look to him, peace, strength, or whatever else we need when we need it. So let this be the greatest thanksgiving day that you have ever had, turn to Jesus Christ in faith, ask him to come into your life as Lord and Saviour. Just confess that you are a sinner in need of the Lord Jesus Christ's cleansing blood. He will make you a new creature, and empower you to live for him as you should.