I remember my teachers sharing the Thanksgiving story with us in school. Unfortunately, today the part about the Pilgrim’s faith in God is left out of many classrooms.
This has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time to reflect on the many blessings God has given us. It’s also a time where we renew our focus on the future as we turn our eyes toward the birth of Christ and a New Year. And then of course, there’s the bountiful feast before us.
I realize my question; “Is Thanksgiving a Christian holiday?” might ruffle some feathers. But I believe it’s important to understand the history behind this time of Thanksgiving.
I remember my teachers sharing the Thanksgiving story with us in school. Unfortunately, today the part about the Pilgrim’s faith in God is left out of many classrooms. It was their faith that gave the Pilgrims the strength and hope to persevere. It was that faith in God that would become the very foundation this country was built upon.
Here is a passage from the Mayflower Compact:
Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith.
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