Thursday, November 23, 2006

"His Mercies Endure Forever"

"The First Thanksgiving" by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1914
Courtesy of Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, MA



What could now sustain them but the Spirit of God and His grace? May not and ought not the children of these fathers rightly say: "Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness; but they cried unto the Lord, and He heard their voice and looked on their adversity," etc. "Let them therefore praise the Lord, because He is good: and his mercies endure forever. Yea, let them which have been redeemed of the Lord, show how He hath delivered them from the hand of the oppressor. When they wandered in the desert wilderness out of the way, and found no city to dwell in, both hungry and thirsty, their soul was overwhelmed in them." "Let them confess before the Lord His lovingkindness and His wonderful works before the sons of men." Governor William Bradford.

3 comments:

whit said...

Thanksgiving Day Reading

Chuck Colson's interesting Thanksgiving day story about "God's Instrument" The Story of Squanto.

Recounting Our Manifold Blessings by Mark Alexander, The Patriot post.

The Pilgrim Legacy, by D. James Kennedy.

Tiger said...

May You and Yours have a great Thanksgiving, my friend!

Thank you for the inspirational "reads".

whit said...

And to you, my friend, Give Thanks and don't hurt yourself at the table!:-)