Thanksgiving (2)

The holiday of Thanksgiving is the oldest of all American national holidays. The way people celebrate Christmas and Easter has changed a lot through the years. But Thanksgiving is celebrated today in much the same way it was celebrated almost 400 years ago.
In October of 1863, right in the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving for the fourth Thursday in November. In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill to make Thanksgiving an official American holiday.
Maybe you live in America and you are celebrating with your family today. Or maybe you live in a country where you do not have a national day of thanks. No matter where you live, you can do what Psalm 100 suggests: “Come into his city with songs of thanks. Come into his temple with songs of praise. Honor him and bless his name” (verse 4).
Thank God for the many ways He has blessed you!