“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Cry out, ‘Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise.'” – 1 Chronicles 16:34-35
Happy Thanksgiving from Missouri Tenth! We know that for many in our communities, this past year has been a difficult one, with no small amount of uncertainties on the horizon. However, we hope that you will still find a moment during this day to be encouraged through family and friendship, and most importantly – give thanks to the Lord for His truth, the life and liberty that only He can provide, and His continued watch care over our lives.
We also thought it might be appropriate to take a moment and share some of the interesting thanksgiving-related articles we’ve come across these past several days. As you might be spending time celebrating the holiday with others, perhaps some of these writings would provide for some interesting conversation topics!
The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving – The National Center for Life and Liberty writes in regards to Thanksgiving that, “As our government often seems to be turning against America’s founding religious beliefs and principles, it is always good at Thanksgiving to remind ourselves of those basic foundations on which our great nation sits. We here at the National Center for Life and Liberty fight for these founding principles and values every day in courtrooms and legislatures, but parents and churches need to take every opportunity available to instill these values into the next generation. Most children today are being taught that Thanksgiving originated when the Pilgrims invited their Indian friends to dinner to thank them for their help in troubled times after the Mayflower landed—often with no mention at all of thanking God for His blessings. As with much of modern American revisionist history, there really is much more to this story…” Read more at The Real Story
Judge Napolitano: What if Thanksgiving Exposes the Government - Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. Judge Napolitano has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution. The most recent is Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom. He writes that, “What if our thanks are due primarily to the Author of our freedoms, who made us in His image and likeness, and to those who have exercised those freedoms to seek and reveal the truth? What if it is the truth, and not the government, that will keep us free? What if we have the right to pursue happiness no matter what the government says? What if we have the right to be unique no matter what the government wants? What if the freedom to seek the truth will bring us happiness?” Read more at What if Thanksgiving Exposes the Government?
John W. Whitehead: Thankful, but concerned for our future - Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. He is the author of A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. He writes at Tenth Amendment Center that, “In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, then, which George Washington looked upon as a time to unite in prayer and beseech God ‘to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed,’ here is a list of things about this emerging police state that I am not thankful for and will never remain silent about as long as the government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms….” Read more at: Thankful, but Concerned for our Future