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Thanksgiving Stepping Stones

In 1647, William Bradford, the Puritan leader and devout Christian Governor of the Plymouth Colony wrote in his famous historical work, Of Plymouth Plantation:

“Last and not least, they cherished a great hope and inward zeal of laying good foundations, or at least making some ways toward it, for the propagation and advance of the gospel of the Kingdom of Christ in the remote parts of the world, even though they should be but stepping stones to others in performance of so great a work.”

As we prepare to celebrate another Thanksgiving holiday, may we be inspired by the faith and vision of those who gave birth to our great Nation and may we faithfully build upon the “good foundations” which have been established. Our strength as a nation rests upon our great Cornerstone, Jesus Christ and our faithfulness to His command to “advance the gospel of the Kingdom of Christ in the remote parts of the world.”

Our forefathers built the foundation and laid the stepping stones for us to follow. On this Thanksgiving, may we re-commit our lives to loving Jesus with all our hearts and to sharing His greatness with our family, friends and with those who have neve heard the good news.

William Bradford left us with a solemn warning etched upon his gravestone. Inscribed in Latin are the words:

“What our fathers with so much difficulty attained do not basely relinquish”

As we celebrate together in the greatest nation on the planet, let’s not forget the tremendous price that has been paid by those who have gone before us, and may we never shrink back from the duty we have to preserve these great liberties.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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