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Thursday, November 28, 2013

On Thanksgiving the Pilgrims Gave Thanks to God

***See below for authors to visit next week on The Blog Tour.



My daughter’s first grade year in school, the children drew images illustrating Thanksgiving. The administration put them on the walls for an open house.

That night turkeys, Indians and Pilgrims in many colors lined the halls. On the tour we stopped at our daughter’s offering and told her how good it was— of course.

She peered at me with wide brown eyes. “My friend had to take down her picture and do it over.”

“Why?” I asked.

“Here it is.” Our daughter pointed to a drawing with a boat and some stick people standing around it.
“She wrote on it the first time?”

“Did she write over the picture?” I asked.

“No, she said the Pilgrims gave thanks to God, and that’s not allowed.”

I was stunned. “What’s not allowed?”

“To put up there that the Pilgrims thanked God.”

History was re-written behind the walls of those halls that Thanksgiving.

Each Thanksgiving I remember the incident and think of the verse, “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24: 15

As for me and my family at Thanksgiving, we will give thanks to God for the blessings He’s given us.
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Tracy Krauss said...

I hope you had a lovely holiday!

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Tracy,

Thanks. You also. Blessings.

Janice said...

That is so sad about children in school not being allowed to share the truth of history. It is another reminder of how badly Jesus is needed in this world where darkness constantly tries to overcome the light. But we know the end of the story. For that we can give unrestrained thanksgiving!