Is it wise to celebrate Thanksgiving as a National Holiday in the USA?
Thanksgiving has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,”
The belief of a nation being thankful and giving praise to God was recorded in the Bible three thousand years ago. Faith believers will be thankful for the blessings a beneficent Father bestows on them from the Heavens.
Even Atheists may want to be wise and celebrate to praise and be thankful for their accomplishments in life on this day according to King Solomon Ecclesiastes.
In a novel excerpt, I surmised how King Solomon answered a question posed by the Queen of Sheba about praise. The novel is a contemporary story about their Biblical meeting three thousand years ago to discuss wisdom.
Bilqis, do you have any questions before I continue?”
“Yes. What do you think about when your people chant out your name in praise?”
“When they praise my name, they are praising Yahweh.”
“Solomon, your humility to your God is commendable. What is the reasoning for humble men to give acclimation to their God?”
“Bilqis, when a teacher instructs a pupil, a thankful pupil will give acclamation to the teacher for the knowledge and discernment they provided him. Yahweh sent the Goddess of Wisdom to teach us wisdom. It is only fitting that I give acclamation to Yahweh, her teacher, if I am praised accordingly.” For Yahweh gives wisdom, from his mouth comes knowledge and discernment. (Proverb 2:6)
Some other wise advice to celebrate a Thanksgiving Day.
The day for Faith Believers (Ecclesiastes 3:4)
“The reason there is no mention of thanksgiving or a time to do the opposite of giving thanks is because it’s always a time give thanks, and never a time not to give thanks.”
The day for Atheists (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10)
7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. 8 Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil. 9 Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
Regards, goodwill blogging, and Happy Thanksgiving.
As a Lily among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka
Now available as an e-Book at most sellers. View beginning excerpts @