"We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven.
We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity.
We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown;
but we have forgotten God.
We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace,
and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us;
and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own."
~Abraham Lincoln, from a proclamation issued March 30, 1863
As we approach Thanksgiving, let us remember that all the blessings we have been given have come from the hand of God. It is not from our own hard work and creative minds, but from the Almighty Himself. So let's give Him the thanks and credit due!
What a great God we serve!
Now I'm off to the kitchen to prep some dishes, and then to finish getting our house ready for Thanksgiving company!
Enjoy your time with family, friends and food!