When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. – Deuteronomy 8:10

Thousands of years after this verse was written, in the midst of a hard winter that killed half of their fellow travelers, the Pilgrims who settled America still had a lot to be thankful for. Just before they arrived, a plague had wiped out a hostile tribe that would have killed them. Fifteen years earlier, one member of that tribe had been taken to Europe, was taught English, became a Christian, and came back to America just in time to teach the Pilgrims how to survive. Thanksgiving is a reminder that we have a good God who rescues us in a broken world.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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