We ought to give thanks in all things
The Pilgrims gave thanks no matter what their circumstances. We can certainly learn a lot of lessons from them. I got the original lesson for this from HERE. You can download a power point lesson there, but I thought it would be nice to have an audio form of the story.
Have you taught your children and grandchildren about the pilgrims and all the hardships they faced? We enjoyed sharing this with our grandchildren this past Thanksgiving Week. How blessed we are to feast off the benefits of the pilgrims coming to the New World so that we could worship the Lord freely! May we never take it for granted for that day may quickly come to an end. The best reason to give thanks is for the abundant life that we are offered through Jesus Christ.
I think the pilgrims truly practiced this verse:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.