“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with THANKSGIVING, and into his courts with praise: be THANKFUL unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States of America on the fourth Thursday in November.
Officially, it has officially been an annual tradition since 1863 when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it a national day of thanksgiving. It will be celebrated this year on Thursday, November 24th.
The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated to give thanks to God for guiding them safely to the New World and the bountiful harvest He had blessed them with.
It is reported that the first Thanksgiving provided enough food for 13 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans, and that the feast lasted for three days.
This Thursday, our staff here at Hallelujah Acres will be celebrating the day with their families, enjoying and rejoicing in God’s goodness and blessings.
Rhonda and this editor will spend the day thanking God for His multiple blessings to us, spending the day together, and enjoying the Hallelujah feast Rhonda will be preparing: a special Thanksgiving juice; whole grain bread/cornbread stuffing; sweet potato casserole; Rhonda’s Cranberry/Fruit salad; peas and onions; and three desserts including non dairy pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie, and pecan pie.
Everything will be raw except for the peas and onions, stuffing, and pecan pie.
Occasionally someone will ask me if I miss having turkey on the menu for our Thanksgiving Day meal and I can honestly say “NO”!
This will be the 36th Thanksgiving Day I have celebrated without turkey since adopting The Hallelujah Diet in 1976. Not only have I thoroughly enjoyed the 100% plant-based food these past 36 years, but the exceptional health it has provided me
Rhonda and I send our love and blessing to each of our Hallelujah friends around the world at this very special time of the year. May each of us, as the song says, “count our many blessings”:
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done