Happy Holidays, is the politically correct way of expressing the holiday greeting. And for some five or so years, it has become increasingly the only greeting we hear, as the war against Christianity continues to alienate Christianity from the social environment in favor of building a global religion.
It only takes one hit at a time with the “turn the other cheek” syndrome, before both cheeks are bruised enough. Our upcoming holidays have taken lick after lick from both the Christian and the non-Christian. From the Christian, it went forth as an over-protective mother hen, remember the “reason for the season”, “Jesus is the reason for the season” all the little Christian slogans, in an attempt to keep the commercialism of Christmas from overshadowing why we celebrate. The only thing accomplished was a louder voice of opposition to having God represented in our holiday, and weakening the Christian voice.
Christmas was not made a legal holiday in the United States until 1870 or there bouts. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, was celebrated for the second time in 1623 by the colonist, then known as the Pilgrims, and in most part to give thanks to God for seeing them through a long drought. President Washington, in 1789 signed a proclamation calling on all American citizens to give thanks for the successful outcome of the war of independence and the ratification of the constitution of the United States. Later, Presidents Adams and Madison also set aside days of Thanksgiving. In 1827 Sarah Josepha Hale launched a campaign to have Thanksgiving as a National holiday, and 36 years later, President Lincoln, in 1863 and declared the final Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving. In 1939 FDR moved it up a week to help out during the depression. However, this turned out to be of no effect, (except a failure), and reluctantly signed the bill making Thanksgiving a national holiday, to be celebrated the last Thursday in November.
Okay most people know the background, and first to celebrate and give thanks to God was the religious passengers aboard the Mayflower. Of course we have the pictures of ‘pilgrims’ of course that dress was of the Puritans. However, there were some others such as the Baptist, Quakers, and some others. Point is it is a Christian initiated holiday, and a day set aside to give thanks to God, too many times it was for victory in war, or during a war. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to God, for what He is doing in our lives today, as well as, remembering our Christian heritage, our godly values, and morals that made the foundation of this great nation. Give thanks to God, even in these days of church persecution, that what our forefathers put in the foundation of this nation has not been completely removed.
Give thanks this year for all the blessings, even the times when things seemed they could not get any worse, as we may not know what God is creating out of the bad times as well as those we see as good. Do not forget, how brave Americans have, and are dying on foreign soil, to keep us free. Remember this as you give thanks, not all those who are dying for our freedom, are just Christians, it is an American Army, made up of all colors, religions, sex, sexual preferences, and all, yet most of all they all are American troops. Do not neglect to give thanks to our allies who are dying with the Americans, their call to duty is the same and the cause is the same.
Give thanks to God for allowing this country to experience the economic disaster which we are going through. The attempt by our government, to seize power over the citizens, taking away our freedoms. Thank you Lord for allowing us to see the truth. Now thank you for the committed, which will reform, and re-establish this great nation of the people for the people, freedom.
This is one of the moments in history, that future generations will look on as the Thanksgiving of revival of the church, returning it to the God of creation. Give thanks that you still have a nation, (with a little work), which the citizens of today can pass on to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of three legal Christian holidays in this nation. Do not let any man intimidate Christians so much that you settle for political correctness, ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ and a very Merry Christmas to y’all!