“May not and ought not the children of these fathers rightly say: “Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness but they cried unto the Lord, and He heard their voice, and looked on their adversity, &c. Let them therefore praise the Lord, because He is good, and His mercies endure forever. Yea, let them which have been redeemed of the Lord, shew how He hath delivered them from the hand of the oppressor. When they wandered in the; desert wilderness out of the way, and found no city to dwell in, both hungry, and thirsty, their soul was overwhelmed in them. Let them confess before the Lord His loving kindness, and His wonderful works before the sons of men.”
― William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647
Let us remember those brave men and woman, and why they came. Let us remember that this day is not about the food or shopping, but about remembering that we are truly blessed. Blessed to be able to gather with family and friends and remember, for now and always, that God is the giver of blessings. I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed Thanksgiving and safe travels.