It's the day we set aside to celebrate the Pilgrims' bravery in coming to the New World, and God's amazing protection and providence in their lives. God blessed the Pilgrims and He also blesses us! Now that is something to be truly thankful for!
Sadly, this simple truth is often stricken from school's history books. Many don't realize that the Pilgrims' steadfast belief in Jesus Christ enabled them to succeed in the unfamiliar, strange America. Barbara Rainey, author of the book Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember, says this:
"The Pilgrims sailed to American because of their faith. They wrote the Mayflower Compact based on God's Word, and they signed it by faith. They persevered in the harsh climate because of their faith. They befriended the Native Americans, also because of their faith. Their uncompromising belief in God and His Word became the cornerstone of the colony, and in turn, of the new nation."
We're not saying that you should stop having fun and enjoying good food on Thanksgiving... definitely not! But we shouldn't lose sight of the true significance of this holiday, and what it was founded upon... God and His Word.
Hello, everyone, this is Sylvia. I love what Kirsten just said, it was wonderful! But I'm sure you'd like to know what we did for Thanksgiving, too!
First, we took some pictures outside.
Kirsten wore an adorable dress that she had made herself.
I wore an outfit that I bought from Target. :)
Kirsten is so pretty... she looks like a Pilgrim girl!
Then our mom took us with her to a relative's house and explored their beautiful garden.
I'm standing in front of a pomegranate tree.
Kirsten really liked these old-fashioned pink flowers.
After dinner, we had some delicious pumpkin pie, of course!
So, what did you do for your Thanksgiving? We'd love to know!