Thursday, November 27, 2008

Maybe why we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday

This season, He is our comfort food.

The Last SupperWe all know the story of the Pilgrims giving thanks to God after surviving their horrific first winter in New England. But, I wonder, why did the people responsible for instituting the Thanksgiving holiday in America select Thursday as the day to celebrate it? Could they have had Maundy Thursday in mind; the church "high day" commemorating Christ's Last Supper? Whether or not that was the case, there are powerful applications and similarities between Jesus and the dinner He shared with His disciples and the dinner we Christians will be sharing with our friends and families this week.

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