Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we think of turkey, parades and Pilgrims. We also think of what we are thankful for - or at least we should think about that! I'd like to keep things in perspective with a brief history.

The Pilgrims came to our country seeking to have freedom of worship. They signed the Mayflower Compact which clearly shows their thoughts on the new world they found themselves in.

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.

I am thankful for my family, for God's blessings on my life, and to live in a country that God has blessed.


Andrew Biddinger said...

Happy thanksgiving to you too! I hope you had a great day!

Andrew Biddinger said...

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God Bless,
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