Monday, November 5, 2007
Thanksgiving is such a special time of the year. It kicks off the Holy Season and is a time where you put a little thought and prayer into the blessings that surround you. You know Kristen brought up a point that I hadn't really thought about for a long long time. Maybe not since I was in elementary school learning about that First Thanksgiving. The pilgrims celebrated their harvest as part of their religion and their feast was centered around prayer. But, the beauty in that story is that, simply, they were able to celebrate their religion as they so chose. We take our religious freedoms for granted. No one reading this blog ever remembers a time when he/she would be persecuted for practicing their faith. Can you even imagine? The fact that we are even able to write about the Lord and our faith is amazing. Because we know of nothing different, I don't believe we can truly appreciate that. So, while Thanksgiving to most of us is a chance to count our blessings, be with loved ones and gorge ourselves on turkey and stuffing, truly we should reflect on the courage of those pilgrims to seek a new world where they could worship the Lord in freedom.
I wanted to share some decorations around my mom's house. This display is in her kitchen atop her Bombay chest. Enjoy!
Be sure to check back tomorrow as we will be giving away something for Christmas!!
Blessing for the day: I'm blessed because I can practice my faith in freedom!