The election is over. Our candidates did their best, but too many of us did not vote for the best among them. So we will now have to live with the results, and so we will receive the opportunity to learn from our foolishness.
Some among us will complain that they are not to blame. They will say they did vote for the best candidate, and perhaps God will not hold them accountable. Nevertheless, so long as we keep electing big spending crony capitalists who preach the “gospel” of Socialism, we will all suffer more and more as time passes. Therefore, whether we voted for the right candidates or not, we will all have ample opportunity to learn from our foolishness.
What should we learn first? We should learn to rejoice, pray, be thankful.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV)
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
It is commonly believed that the first Thanksgiving celebration took place in 1621. This feast was attended by both Pilgrims and Indians who joined together to thank God for their bountiful harvest of the previous year. This celebration was continued by the first American colonies, and later by the United States, as a time of thanksgiving for the blessings that God had bestowed upon the American people.
The official Thanksgiving Day holiday was started in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln, at the end of the Civil War, asked Americans to set aside the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving to God for the blessings He had shown to America (one of which was an end to the Civil War).
In 1939 FDR moved the holiday to the prior week. He did this to help businesses by giving them a longer holiday shopping period. Finally, in 1941 the fourth…
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