Thanksgiving Perspectives

This Thanksgiving Day, we are providing a post written by the Pilgrim from Thanksgiving 2009. So much has happened and changed in the world in the last 4 years, but there are also many things that have not. This is a reminder we should have in front of us every year.

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As we in America celebrate Thanksgiving, and all the great freedoms, advancements, and benefits that the exporting of Christianity to this land brought with it, let us not forget about those millions of other people who are trapped in the bondage of their nations who are held captive to false religions and the human wreckage that those false religions bring.

Becoming Last had a post containing some pictures which reminded me exactly how thankful we should be, and exactly how starkly different the continent of North America may have turned out had the light of Christianity not pierced the darkness that covered this land.

The pictures in the post came from a piece in the Sacramento Bee. I’ve included some of these sobering but needful reminders below.


Let us not go to our graves having done nothing to see the advancement of the gospel to the uttermost parts of the world, where the worship of idols and demons keeps millions, if not billions, of souls in bondage.

5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Perspectives

  1. So moving to see this stuff.

    I think we, reformed/calvinistic bretheren have the tendency to sometimes be out of balance.

    We live by the notion “there is no mission without a message!”
    but fail to do the clothing, feeding and supporting.

  2. I was off the grid most of last week – just now saw this. This post graphically displays part of my motivation for making donations to the Bible League my second priority after my local church for giving money to.

  3. doreen says:

    I remember seeing this 4 years ago. It’s still no easier to look at, and yet, we can’t ignore it. How can we?

    How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14.

    How many have gone with the gospel in the last 4 years to reach those trapped in darkness?

    Some have gone, but I don’t think it’s enough.

  4. Sis. Doreen, no it is not easy to see those things. There are so many days that I wish my health had not been destroyed while we were in Liberia otherwise we would still be there. Yet, the Lord has been gracious and there are still those we taught who are carrying the torch throughout the interior and the numbers are growing every month. Every blessing to you.

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