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Is Thanksgiving a Christian holiday?

By: Neil Middleton
By: Neil Middleton

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.

 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

 

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.

 

Click here to read the Mayflower Compact

 

Here’s what the father of our country, President George Washington, had to say about Thanksgiving. 

 

Here are some other videos I thought you might enjoy.

Stoplight: Thankful

  

The First Thanksgiving with Dave Stotts

 

Thanksgiving: A Child’s Perspective

 

 

 

No matter what problem you’re facing today, the Lord is waiting to help you. 

 

May you have a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving!

 

 

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness. Let the whole world know what He has done. Psalm 105:1

 

 

Let us come to Him with thanksgiving.  Let us sing psalms of praise to Him.  Psalm 95:2

 

I’d like to hear your comments on this issue.

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God Bless America!
 
Neil Middleton <><
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