In his 1815 Thanksgiving Day proclamation, President James Madison wrote:
“No people ought to feel greater obligations to celebrate the goodness of the Great Disposer of Events of the destiny of Nations than the people of the United States. … And to the same Divine Author of Every Good and Perfect Gift we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land.”
Do you know how privileged you are to live in America? I hope you do, for Scripture reminds us that to him who much is given much is required. I pray this Thanksgiving that we may live up to the many blessings we have received.
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 www.CapitolHillBrief.org for a special Thanksgiving prayer guide today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.