When we celebrate in the true spirit as the forefathers intended, American Thanksgiving becomes more than a harvest festival.
I hope this short account will motivate you to document your own family’s record of service, so that future generations can too remember the price paid for our freedom. And, don’t let this day go by without thanking a veteran!
“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham My friend. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.’”
While the modern city of Jerusalem is only a preview of the ultimate glory prophesied in Scripture, Psalm 102 concludes with a reminder that God’s “servants”—the Jewish people—will endure securely established in their ancient homeland.
No matter how far away or how long Israel has been removed from the geographical location, God has always returned His Chosen People to the land He promised Abraham, Isaac and the descendants of Jacob forever.
So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
I have long contended that the best way to inform about Israel—both ancient and modern—is to turn back to the Bible. If you share my passion for Israel and burden to communicate biblical truth, please know it’s FAIR TO SHARE these upcoming posts with those in your sphere of influence.
But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I [God] will not forget you.
Unfortunately, your moral compass can easily be skewed making you vulnerable to spiritual desensitization, deception and cauterization. Whether aggressive and highly visible or subtle and understated, aberrant influences can skew your ability to make proper judgments.
I hope this small portion of our family history will motivate you to write your own family’s record of service, so that future generations can too remember.
How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!
But You, O LORD, shall endure forever . . .You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favor to her dust.