1 Chronicles 16:34 (ESV)
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
When Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday, he asked that we remember to pray for “all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, and sufferers.”
Jesus called us to do this as well. As Christians, it’s imperative to remember those who suffer; those who often go without; and those who have lost their family.
Lincoln also asked that we pray for “the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and restore it.”
His proclamation ended with four words. Peace, harmony, tranquility, and union — what the Wampanoags provided when they met 102 pilgrims: the gift of friendship and food.
This season remember it was compassion that led to thanksgiving.
Why not advocate Thanksgiving this holiday season? Show compassion to the hungry.
Dear Lord, Thanks for the many things You have given each of us. Help our day of celebration not end today but go on throughout the year. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.