November 24, 2010
It’s Thanksgiving, so I’d like to say a big THANK YOU for your involvement in this ministry, whether through your giving or your prayers or your encouragement. I believe that together we are helping our state and nation in one of the greatest ways possible - by taking the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Word of God to our leaders who desperately need it themselves and who affect the lives of so many others. I couldn't do it without you, so thank you!
May we take to heart President Abraham Lincoln’s words in his 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation: “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things [that God has done for our nation]. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States … to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, … fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.”
Have a very happy Thanksgiving,