God is faithful, and by Him you were called to fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord

Wig’s Word of God Today 11-24-2010 Happy Thanksgiving America

God is faithful, and by Him you were called to fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9

Sirach 50:22-24, Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 1Corinthians 1:3-9 & Luke 17:11-19
 
Today is a day in America we recognize many things about a group of Pilgrims who sailed to the “New World” in search of civil and religious liberty. First and foremost, these Pilgrims, the true first European Americans (everyone knows Indians were the first true Native Americans), asked God in prayer to guide them to joy and safety. These 106 (some accounts say 110) people encountered an impossible winter and over half the group died from starvation and cold. As spring set in, an Indian named Samoset walked into the camp stating “welcome” in English and this amazing fearless Indian stayed the night. He left the following morning only to return with the now famous “Squanto” who was an Indian who had sailed to England and Spain learning to communicate in English pretty good. It was by all accounts Squanto who taught them everything they needed to survive the next winter. He helped them plant corn by building rows of mounds and placing a fish in the soil to fertilize the plants. He taught them which plants was edible and poisonous helping them to grow different types of vegetables to store up for winter. By the fall of their first year, the Pilgrims had a bountiful harvest and decided to celebrate with a three-day feast of Thanksgiving to our God for a bountiful harvest. No doubt these Pilgrims were thankful for an Indian who was a God-sent establishing a settlement who could raise their own food to survive each winter.
 
This American tradition has gone through many types of transitions but was finally enacted into law by Congress in 1941. President George Washington issued the first Proclamation for a “Thanksgiving to God” in 1789 by stating, “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” We are a Christian Nation who established its government with divine guidance by and through the Word of God. We are in need as a Nation to unceasingly call out to God in thanks for His faithfulness to us as Paul describes in 1 Corinthians and relish the fellowship we all must embrace to give thanks for our strong nation in Christ. In loving our love of Christ Jesus, we return to Him each and every day giving thanks for His Salvation just as the man cleaned of leprosy did by our faith in the Father’s Promise.
 
Ands so we pray: Dear Abba Father, today we pray for our Nation of the United States of America calling out prayers of thanksgiving for Your love and guidance. May our young generation embrace Your Son’s Truth and His Words as guidance to remain strong and thankful in Your Holy Protection forever more. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
 
God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
 
Thank You Lord
 
Thank You Lord
For a Nation of Peace
Thank You Lord
For Christ to greet
 
Thank you Lord
For times of peak
Thank You Lord
For our food to eat
 
Thank You Lord
For an America in Christ
Thank You Lord
For Your Word to guide
 
Thank You Lord
For our pride in You
Thank You Lord
For Your Son’s Truth so new
 
Thank You Lord
For the good America is
Thank You Lord
For Christ’s Salvation we live
 
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins 11-25-2010 @ 6:17 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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