Have a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving.
We have so much to be thankful for, because 1) God loves and cares for us; and 2) because we live in the greatest and freest country in the world.
I thank God that in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held in November.
Without the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who came to us in the person of Jesus the Christ, we would not have our beloved United States. He gave wisdom, strength, and fortitude to the pilgrims to come to the New World, in spite of all the challenges.
If not for Divine Providence, we could be like the poor Chinese, who have to live under the oppression of the Chinese Communist Party. Or, even worse, we could have ended up like the North Koreans. We could also be like those who live in the Muslim world, under the oppression of Imans and Sheikhs. Why do you think that Europe and the U.S. have immigration problems, but Muslim countries don't?
Any government that excludes the true and living God will no doubt end up causing great harm and death to its citizens. This is why it is important to fight back against the attempt to turn this into a socialist or communist nation.
So, whether you have a turkey with all the trimmings, or a sandwich, whether you are surrounded by family and friends, or by yourself...as long as you have a roof over your head, clean food, water, and clothes, and you are in your right mind, you are truly blessed.
Finally, please remember the sick and homeless. And, please also remember those who have to be away from their families today, particularly our men and women in uniform. Thank you.
"In all things give thanks..." 1 Thessalonians 5:18