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Nov. 3 - Giving Thanks Blog Series (Part 1)

Thanksgiving – A Redemptive Outlook

By Michael Johnson

This month’s posts will focus on what it means to be thankful. Our first post is written by Michael Johnson, Director of Ethnic Ministries at Global University.

Ephesians 1:15-16

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a rich American tradition that is both historically and relationally steeped in gratitude and community. The first Europeans and Indigenous Americans celebrated life and survival together and in turn gave thanks to God for preserving their lives during unsettling times. Fast forward to the year 2014 and we can see the vast changes this festive celebration has evolved into. 

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