ThanksGIVING is ThanksLIVING
I. There is a profound parallel between the American History and the history of the people of Israel.
The people of Israel journeyed to the promise land through wilderness, the early settlers came to the new land over the treacherous sea.
II. Thanksgiving is recognizing that God is good.
God and God alone is the source of all material blessings. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat are the gifts of God.
III. Thanksgiving is recognizing the goodness in others.
The early settlers and the native Americans were odd with each other. The native Americans were also kind to the settlers.
“But now was all our provisions spent, the sturgeon gone, all helps abandoned, each hour expecting the fury of the savages; when God, the patron of all good endeavors, in that desperate extremity so changed the hearts of the savages that they brought such plenty of their fruits and provisions as no man wanted.”
As God's people we need to see the goodness in others and live with thanksgiving in our hearts for others.