• Heartprints

    Thanksgiving; A Holiday or a Holy Day?

    Thanksgiving is an American Holiday that began with giving thanks for all that God had provided. As Christians we are commanded to give thanks. Sincere thanks implies an understanding that God has provided and that we are satisfied. Are we? Those pilgrims who gathered to give thanks were not thanking God for giving them what they deserved and definitely not for giving them the desires of their hearts. They had travelled to a foreign country in search of spiritual freedom.  They had suffered months of sickness and death on an ocean of uncertainty. Worn and weary they stepped off the boat into a harsh wilderness.  In spite of their hard…