Thanksgiving Begins in Spirit

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Rev. Kit B. Billings
LaPorte New Church Swedenborgian
Psalm 100 | James 1:2-4,16-18

Insight for Worship – Revelation Explained 911:15 “By the harvest are symbolized all those things that spiritually nourish a person.” Secrets of Heaven 9294 “The feast of the harvest…symbolizes the worship of the Lord and thanksgiving.”

This coming Thursday is a special day on our American calendar: Thanksgiving! Most people think that its roots go back as far as 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Native Americans celebrated their first mutually organized feast of thanksgiving together on our American soil. But one might ask, “Why did our early European settlers feel compelled to even have a harvest time feast of thanksgiving? Where did they get that notion in the first place?” The truth is, the theme of thanksgiving runs prominently throughout God’s Holy Word.

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