The 400th Anniversary of the first Thanksgiving
November 16, 2021 | Megan West | |
We visited Plymouth, Massachusetts, the location where the Mayflower landed and the foundation of our nation was established. The symbolic Plymouth Rock has become an American icon and a tangible monument to freedom.
The Pilgrims fled religious persecution and tyranny and believed in the possibility of self-government and the freedom to worship as they saw fit. It was outlandish, without precedent, and certainly not easy, but the courageous actions of those 102 souls established the DNA of the freedoms we enjoy in America today.
400 years ago, in the fall of 1621 when their labors were rewarded with a bountiful harvest after a year of sickness and scarcity, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God. The 53 surviving settlers celebrated their bounty with a 3-day festival of prayer and invited their Native American friends to join them for a huge feast that has become known as the first Thanksgiving.
In this video, we wanted to be able to take you to the place where the Pilgrims stood as shining examples of people who were deep in their convictions, certain of what they believed, unswerving in their loyalty, and passionately dedicated to God whom they trusted and for whom they willingly would have died.
As we gather for Thanksgiving, let's do as the Pilgrims did and reflect on the amazing God we serve.
From all of us at My Faith Votes, Happy Thanksgiving! We truly have so much to be thankful for.
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