Good Morning November 23, Thanksgiving Day

A day for giving thanks to God for His abundant blessings has been celebrated in the U.S. off and on since 1789. It was written into federal law in 1941 as the 4th Thursday in November of each year. It is interesting that it was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on December 26th, the same month of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and our entrance into World War Two. In spite of that tragedy, and all that would follow, there was still reason to give thanks. And so it is. We live in a broken and sin filled world. Few things are exactly as we would like them to be. Yet, we believe in a God who has come among us in Jesus Christ to redeem us, and who has promised to never leave or forsake us. He is our God whose hand we have seen in so many ways, even in the most difficult of times, and still continue to see. We, above all, should be people of Thanksgiving. I hope you have a very enjoyable day, but give thanks for our God who love you with an everlasting love.