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Capitol Hill Brief — Give Thanks for an Awesome God

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Did you know we are the only country in the world that celebrates Thanksgiving?  Though celebrated since the pilgrims, Thanksgiving wasn’t made an official holiday until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln instituted it as a way to heal the wounds of the nation after civil war.  Many believed these wounds could never be healed, but Lincoln believed in a God beyond human comprehension.

We believe in that God still today.  So for all the division and strife we saw during this election season, let us remember Thanksgiving as it was intended, to spread peace in our divided land — to give thanks to our Lord, not only for what He has done, but also for what He is yet to do.

This holiday season, we’ll come together to celebrate with family and friends. It’s the perfect time to give thanks and to pray for our nation and each other.  Visit for a special Thanksgiving prayer guide today.