These Pilgrims were a mere handful of Light-bearers, on the edge of a vast and dark continent. But the Light of Jesus Christ was penetrating further into the heart of America. William Bradford would write with remarkable discernment, “As one small candle may light a thousand, so the light kindled here has shown unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation… We have noted these things so that you might see their worth and not negligently lose what your fathers have obtained with so much hardship.” –The Light and the Glory, by Peter Marshall and David Manuel
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shown in our heart to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
I found it important to re-tell the story of the Pilgrims and of Squanto lest we forget the origins of this Thanksgiving season. I pray you and your family rejoice in what God has done for this country, what He’s doing for this country, and what’s going to do for this country through you, Christian Sister. So continue to shine into the darkness! Shine bright and do not forget!