America Remnant Thanksgiving | wf-112012-remnant-thanksgiving
We cover this week "Thanksgiving for the Remnant." In remembering to give to our Great God and Father and our Lord Jesus Christ “Offerings of Thanks" for his Great love and mercy towards us, we do look into the aspects of this “harvest celebration.” It was in December of 1620 the Mayflower landed and the Puritans came ashore and blessed God for arriving safely. We have documented this from historical boots on the ground writings. Edward Winslow wrote "Mourt's Relation" and William Bradford wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation". Both give their view of what occurred. It would not be until after their first "harvest celebration", where they ate and gave thanks to God for the bounty until another ship would arrive. That is documented in writing, "a letter" by William Hilton to his cousin.
Our company are, for most part, very religious, honest people; the word of God sincerely taught us every Sabbath; so that I know not any thing a contented mind can here want. I desire your friendly care to send my wife and children to me, where I wish all the friends I have in England; and so I rest. William Hilton, in a Letter to his Cousin, pilgrimhall.org
Edward Winslow writes that they had "many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest King Massasoit, with some ninety men." It was here that Winslow also writes that they; with the Indian had a celebration.
"For three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five Deer, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governor, and upon the Captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful, as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plenty." Edward Winslow, "Mourt's Relation", IBID
William Bradford takes note of the fact that the colonists of the Plymouth Plantation had recovered in health and strength from the long first winter they had there. It was a time when the sun shone; the green came out in abundance as spring made her appearance. Then the Pilgrims moved into summer and finally the fall, where they had gathered in much abundance. Although the harvest which they planted was small, the land gave plenty.
For as some were thus employed in affairs abroad, others were exercised in fishing, about cod and bass and other fish, of which they took good store, of which every family had their portion. All the summer there was no want; and now began to come in store of fowl, as winter approached, of which this place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees). And besides waterfowl there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many, besides venison, etc. Besides, they had about a peck of meal a week to a person, or now since harvest, Indian corn to that proportion. William Bradford, "Of Plymouth Plantation", IBID
Join us as we cover the "Remnant Thanksgiving", which is different than the traditional celebrations. Here we begin in Plymouth Plantation and take note of what occurred there. We move forward and discuss many things of America and our own beliefs. Do not miss this show to understand the real aspects of the "Remnant", giving of "thanks" and being "thankful".
Deu_8:10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
Psa_140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
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