Editorial: Give thanks to Almighty God

In order to give thanks, you have to have someone to thank.

That is why it is puzzling for atheists to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Who are they thankful to? Certainly not the Pilgrims and the other Christians who established the United States as a Christian nation.

Are the secularists thankful to anyone? If there is no God, then they shouldn’t really consider this a holiday.

Americans should be thankful for the blessings we enjoy. Despite the problems, this is the still the most prosperous nation in the world.

We have the most freedom. We have the best form of government.

Who is responsible for all these blessings”

Why doesn’t Venezuela have a middle class? Why are people starving in India? Why are churches closing in Europe? Why are Christians being beheaded in Syria? Why does constant civil war plague Africa? Why do so many Mexicans want to come to the United States?

America has a middle class. Poor people can become rich. No one is starving in the United States. Americans are not fleeing for their lives to other nations.

Those who believe in a God who is a Creator understand that His blessing has been on our nation. (It might not be forever).

Americans should be thankful for our freedoms. We should thank God for our legacy of freedom. We should be thankful for those who serve in the military, particularly those in harm’s way.

This is not an accident.

This Thanksgiving, pause to remember that the blessings of life are large. And God is the Provider of all our needs.