As we move through the transition from THANKSGIVING to Jehovah Jirah as our Pilgrim Fathers did, to CHRISTMAS, may we never forget from where we came, where we are and where we are going.

 

 

WHAT MAKES A NATION GREAT?

Not serried ranks with flags unfurled,

Not armored ships that gird the world,

Not hoarded wealth nor busy mills,

Not cattle on a thousand hills,

Not sages wise, nor schools nor laws,

Not boasted deeds in freedom's cause --

All these may be, and yet the state

In eye of God be far from great.

 

That land is great which knows the Lord,

Whose sons are guided by His word,

Where Justice rules 'twist man and man,

Where love controls in art and plan;

Where, breathing in his native air,

Each soul finds joy in praise and prayer --

Thus may our country, good and great,

Be God's delight -- man's best estate.

 

ALEXANDER BLACKBURN

 

 

Hope your Thanksgiving Day Was great!!

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