November is Thanksgiving month in our country, with Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26th, commemorating the Pilgrim’s celebration of God’s provision in their harvest of 1621 following their very difficult struggle for survival and loss of lives through 1620. Its hard to imagine, yet true, that there are calls from some young secularist public school teachers to teach children that Thanksgiving should be abolished in favor of a day of mourning that America was ever established at all.
Of course, most public school teachers aren’t aligning with those extremists’ points of view, but we have all witnessed a growing influence over our culture from those with Socialist and Marxist mindsets. Behind all the assaults on our American heritage is that which most grates on the humanist and secularist; that Biblical values were so ingrained in our heritage as a country.
Our best response is to put greater emphasis on our giving of thanks to God and our celebration of His provision and grace to us.
With that in mind, I will be using the theme of Thanksgiving for the preaching series I’ll be doing this month in our Sunday evening services.
Ps 69:30, I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.