Even though, historically, there have been other politicians who have set aside a day of National Thanksgiving, it was Abraham Lincoln, in the middle of the Civil War, that proclaimed that a National Day of Thanksgiving should be observed on a final Thursday in November.
Lincoln stated that it was proper for our nation to thank God for his mercies and blessings.
I pray you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving; as we together thank our awesome Savior for his numerous blessings!
The Bible (Mark 13:1-13) tells us that there will be signs and events preceding the final return of jesus. Even though the occurrence of signs and events can be scary, remember the followers of Jesus win in the end due to his victory through the cross and resurrection! As we wait his final return, let us do the following (Heb. 10:23-25): 1. Cling to our hope in him; 2. Trust God's promises; 3. Motivate one another in Acts of love and good work; 4. Continue to worship together. Pastor Pat
Sunday was All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a Christian celebration that honors all the saints throughout christendom. It is a day that we express our gratitude to God for the lives and deaths of those saints who trusted in Jesus as their Lord and Savior and lived a God--pleasing life by His Holy Spirit. Some people may think of saints the statues of famous people in the church building. The Bible teaches that all followers of Jesus Christ, alive or dead, are saints. - Pastor Pat