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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

~ Harvest Table ~

"Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned for plantacon
 in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of 
Thanksgiving to Almighty God."

"THE FIRST THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION: June 20, 1676: "The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present War with the Heathern Natives of this land, written and brought to pass bitter things against his own Covenant people in this wilderness, yet so that we evidently discern that in the midst of his judgements he hath remembered mercy, having remembered his Footstool in the day of his sore displeasure against us for our sins, with many singular Intimations of his Fatherly Compassion, and regard; reserving many of our Towns from Desolation Threatened, and attempted by the Enemy, and giving us especially of late with many of our Confederates many signal Advantages against them, without such Disadvantage of ourselves as formerly we have been sensible of, if it be the Lord's mercy that we are not consumed. It certainly bespeaks our positive Thankfulness, when our Enemies are in any measure disappointed or destroyed; and fearing the Lord should take notice under so many Intimations of his returning mercy, we should be found an Insensible people, as not standing before Him with thanksgiving, as well as lading him with our Complaints in the time of pressing Afflictions." 

Blessings ~ Thanksgiving ~ Almighty God ~ 

15 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Sandra -

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving Sandra. xo

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving today Sandra,
    Blessings to you,
    Kim

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  4. I thank God for you today Sandra. Hugs!

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  5. Happy, Thanksgiving, Sandra. Thank you for your post. It gives me pause and makes me think how far we as a nation have moved from this beginning. We are so blessed, yet we look more to ourselves than to our Sovereign Lord.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to y'all too!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  8. i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving, but
    i know all the holidays are still hard.

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  9. This was wonderful, Sandra! I sure wish people could get back to this mindset, instead of planning where they were going shopping the next morning..(or that night....) *sigh*

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  10. The quote from Berkeley Plantation is especially interesting. We always tend to think of Thanksgiving initiating with the Pilgrims. I wonder if anyone still keeps the annual remembrance.

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  11. Belated Happy Thanksgiving Sandra. :)

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  12. Good GRIEF we certainly communicate more clearly now :) How INTERESTING to read this on your blog, though!
    I love blogland.. always something new to learn :)

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  13. Karen - and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Nancy - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Farm Girl - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Jill - and I thank God for you; you've been a huge blessing this last year, thank you so much!

    Certain - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours; my prayer is we, as a nation, turn back to Him...soon.

    Sparky - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Sara - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Lea - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours; thinking of your MIL during this year of firsts.

    Ocean Breezes - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Paula - I'm with you, Paula; pray it happens!

    Donna - thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Vilisi - Happy Thanksgiving and you're always on time -lol-.

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