In the year 1620, the brave souls known to us as the Pilgrims reached the shores of North America. They were fleeing persecution and seeking a land where they could worship God freely.
In the words of their chronicler, “they had now no friends to welcome them, no inns to entertain or refresh them, no houses, or much less towns… and they that know the winters of the country know them to be sharp and violent….”
For far too many Americans, the Pilgrims are something akin to cartoon characters, but they were flesh and blood human beings without whom we would not have the nation we enjoy today.
Despite all their dangers, they were a thankful people, and their thankfulness to God set the example that our nation has followed.
On behalf of the Salem Media Group, I’m Albert Mohler wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.