Thanksgiving Day is near and I think it would be good for all of us to reflect upon what we are thankful for. If you will, share with us some things you are thankful for this week.

One thing I am very thankful for is our country and for the religious heritage we have. Our country was founded upon Christian principles, and by people with Christian convictions and integrity. We would not be where we are today, nor have the religious freedom we have were it not for this fact, yet this very fact is what the public school system is trying to cover up today.

I heard the other day that the public school textbooks are “rewriting history”. They are changing all of the textbooks to say that the pilgrims thanked THE INDIANS on that day that became our national holiday. What a travesty! They do not want our children to know the TRUTH about our nation’s history. You would think that they would at least allow our children to know the truth, whether they agree with it or not. We know who the pilgrims thanked, it was the Lord Himself! Do our children know? Maybe we should make this a point of discussion in our homes this week. This, to me, is one more reason to keep our children out of public schools, in this day and time. If any mothers out there have Christian-based textbooks and would like to share with us something out of them about that first Thanksgiving Day, it would be appreciated.

There are many things I could write that I am SO thankful for, amongst which is the fact that my children, who were raised in a “Grace” church, now, as adults, are still “contending” for the faith. I praise God for this, and for the fact that they were convicted to marry only those of like faith, “grace believers”, thus raising our grandchildren in the faith that Steve and I hold so dear.

Most of all, however, I am so very thankful for my precious Lord and Savior,who died for ME! He proved His love to me by the fact that He took MY place on that cross and paid the penalty for ALL of my sins. And the most wonderful thing is that the God of the Universe gave me a book written with ME in mind that tells me of this love and sacrifice for ME.

A friend once asked me how did I know that God loves me, personally. She evidently did not know the love of God. I replied that I had not known it for sure until, as a 25 year old young woman, God had shown me that I was lost and that I needed a savior. When I saw that Christ died for ME and I finally trusted in HIM and not in my own ability to save myself, I saw how much God did love me! The love of God became very personal to me.

Rom 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The whole passage of Romans 5 is about the love of God and would be a great personal study for this week. I was reading Ephesians 3, Paul’s prayer, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge...” (Eph. 3:17-20). My dear friends and “daughters”, do YOU know the love of Christ?

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift”, (II Cor. 9:15), a gift that is too wonderful for words!

In all sincerity,