"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

November 21, 2012

The Thanksgiving Proclaimation

I loved reading Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation in our American history curriculum yesterday. He meant it to be a day of "Thanksgiving and Praise" (not just thanksgiving) and he recommended that his fellow citizens use this day to "reverently humble themselves in the dust." Wow!
He's always worthy of our thanks and praise and it is a great time to remember that "Almighty God the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe" assigned us to the United States of America "as a dwelling place for ourselves and our posterity" and it is still the greatest nation on earth!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

"Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby, appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day, which I desire to be observed by all my fellow citizens wherever they may then be as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to Almighty God the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do farther recommend to my fellow citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union and harmony throughout the land, which it has pleased him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done in the city of Washington this twentieth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four, and, of the Independence of the United States the eighty ninth." 

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