I am history-buff by nature. Who doesn’t love a plot line headed towards destruction before it twists suddenly towards the supernatural climax of triumph? We’re talking crossing the Red Sea, the fall of Jericho, the rise of Christ, etc. I also love history because it’s a continuation, a sequel, to these Biblical stories.
Is God still working today in the lives of ordinary people like you and me? When a non-Believer reads stories like Corrie ten Boom, Brother Andrew, and Louie Zamperini should they not wonder at His existence? There are workings of His miraculous hand all through history, which is one of the reasons I love stories of the past; the past reminds me of what is to come.
Last year, based on this sense of wonder of past miracles, I rewrote the Thanksgiving story. Sure, it’s a bit expected, but if you could read the story as someone who is looking for the act of God, rather than a story you’ve heard since you were old enough to cut construction paper into Pilgrim hats, you would see that the Thanksgiving story is anything BUT expected!
So, in honor of Thanksgiving, and in honor of the faithfulness of the God Almighty Who still works in the lives of the ordinary, I welcome you to revisit a group of Believers facing death, a lone Indian with nowhere to call home, and a God, who for centuries, has upheld His people with His victorious right hand.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17