I hope this is a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I read the following and thought I would share it with you this Thanksgiving Day.
They realized they would be on their own since they had no agreement with the New England Company. On board the ship some of the non-Pilgrim bonded servants and those hired by contract greeted the decision to settle in Cape Cod as an opportunity for rebellion. The Pilgrim leadership saw that they must act quickly to prevent a mutiny.
The result came to be known as the Mayflower Compact, the first time in recorded history in which free men covenanted together to form a civil government with the authority to enact laws that the people promised to obey.
Before leaving the Netherlands, the Pilgrims had knelt on the dock to ask God's blessing on their voyage. After the first winter on Cape Cod, 47 people died, leaving only three families intact. These humble Christian men and women were to be the seeds of what would become the United States of America."
Today, be sure to stop and thank God for all His blessings and for those who came before us to give us this great country.
For Kingdom Education,
From God's Daily Promises as adapted from The One Year® Book of Christian History by E. Michael and Sharon Rusten (Tyndale) pp 632-33