Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
(Matthew 6:8)

Half the Pilgrims died during their first winter at Plymouth.
Pilgrims at Plymouth   by Clyde O. Deland
Pilgrims at Plymouth
The onset of spring found them wondering if any of them would survive, but that's when a miracle of God's providence occurred. On a Friday in March, as the men gathered for military training, a cry went up: "Indian coming!" Everyone gathered around the young man.

Suddenly he boomed in near-perfect English, "Welcome!" His name was Samoset.

Samoset, the Indian Visitor, from "Harper's Monthly," 1857

Shortly thereafter, Samoset introduced the Pilgrims to another Indian, Squanto, who was a godsend for the settlers.

Squanto taught them how to catch eels, plant corn in the Indian way, and survive in the wilderness by stalking deer, refining maple syrup, using herbs for medicine, and trading beaver pelts. Without him, Plymouth Colony might not have survived; and that's why, at the end of the growing season, the Pilgrims and Indians celebrated Thanksgiving.

The heavenly Father knows our needs before we ask; and at unexpected moments, He sends just the right person or provision to help us. That's why every day is Thanksgiving for Christians.

Just when I need Him, Jesus is near.... Ready to help me,. ready to cheer.(William Poole)

Turning point by Dr. David Jeremiahimages courtesy of All Posters

With Love,


Anonymous said...

I love this post... it reminds us that we can be proud of the way our country was formed and that God should remain in the center of it...

Sharon said...

This is beautiful. I pray that the Christians in our country will send a loud message that we will not allow God to be removed from anything else.

Mimi said...

Yes I also hope that the Christians in our country will stand firm for God and not allow Satan to dictate how where we can and cannot display the Ten Commandments or any other representation of our faith...

Susan P. said...

Oh Mimi, I just loved this post. It is so true that everyday should be thanksgiving day for us! Thank you for such a beautiful reminder.

Cathy said...

A wonderful post for Thanksgiving, Mimi. We do thank the Lord for those he sends to help us, and for all his gifts and blessings.

Mimi said...

Susan P,
Thanks for stopping by and for your comment I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!!


thanks for your sweet comment... are you going to have a big Thanksgiving or a nice quiet one?

hailey's beats and bits said...

so many things to be thankful about! i think your favorite subject in school was history

hailey's beats and bits said...

hi mimi! what's up? are you okay?

Cathy said...

Mimi, I went to my daughter's, and we had a nice Thanksgiving. We did have a big dinner on the 17th for my grandson's birthday party, with my brothers and sister from out of town.
Thanks for asking. :o)

Susan said...

Hey Grammie,

It's been a while since I dropped by. Just wanted to say hi and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving♥

Dawn said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

joan said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mimi! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love it that you posted about the Indians helping the pilgrims.

I so often feel sad for the Indians during Thanksgiving becuase really it represents the begining of their land being taken from them.

You made me feel happy for putting a positive light on them.

Love Nita

Cathy said...

It will be a quiet one, Mimi. We had a big celebration Saturday for my grandson's birthday. I love your Thanksgiving posts. Have a wonderful day!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This is so beautiful. You always know the right things to post. I hope your weekend is filled with many blessings...m..

Yolanda said...

I love the lighthouse picture with the snow on your sidebar.

Denise said...

Time to stand for what we believe or we will loose a lot more of what we believe in !

Great post girl and I pray that the Dr visit went ok

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Do you have all your Christmas decorations up at your home.
I love your Christmas decorations on your blog.
You are in my thoughts and prayers,
Miriam :)