As you know, Thanksgiving is fast-approaching. Every November, I am reminded of the Pilgrims' sacrifice. They set out from their home country and took a risky adventure to start a new life in America. Their first year here was very difficult, involving sickness and death. Yet, the following year they and the Native Americans held a feast to give thanks. Did you hear that? In the midst of hard times and trouble, the Pilgrims gave thanks!
Now, as we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, what really are we celebrating? It's not about the turkey and mashed potatoes. It's not about the parade or football. Thanksgiving is a day where we can thank God for what He has done for us. Even if you are going through a hard time in your life, think of how Jesus suffered for us. Give thanks for Jesus' sacrifice, and for what He has already given you. Remember, my friends, to start your holiday with a grateful heart.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Yesterday was like any other autumn day. The last leaves were falling from the trees, and I watched my neighbor take care of his yard. This morning, on the other hand, I woke up and peered outside my window to see snow falling from the sky and the ground white with snow. In honor of the first snow, I present to you: a winter Peanuts comic.