Father Jonathan's Thanksgiving blessing
America's history of thanks, praise
- Duration 4:36
- Date Nov 22, 2012
America's history of thanks, praise
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I -- -- did you know that Thanksgiving hasn't.
Didn't -- going all the way.
And Abraham Lincoln.
Father Jonathan Morris is here to explain appropriately enough with the Lincoln in theaters right now people raving about this this movie and of course a Thanksgiving holiday nice to see your father aides say good morning happy Thanksgiving you guys certainly.
It does have very strong.
-- not any particular denomination in any specific faith but certainly a god centered faith -- you look at Abraham Lincoln's.
Thanksgiving proclamation of the 1863 that put up on my -- -- FaceBook page.
Read the whole thing that's amazing to see.
House what strong faith our country was very comfortable and accepting.
Because it wasn't a national holiday at that point and maybe we'll Trace it to this proclamation is launching Thanksgiving that's right he talks about.
The Thanksgiving not just being all I am grateful in other words and emotion but what is the source of our.
Bountiful blessings as he refers to them as he says that's the almighty god.
I'm -- first people to read it maybe even read as a family before.
Thanksgiving Neil that's a great tradition of the pointing back to what this is all about -- a little excerpt here on most definitely am glad it's up on the screen there -- -- -- nothing to do that I do therefore invite my fellow citizens.
It every part of the United States and also those who are at sea and those who are soldiering in foreign lands to set apart -- observe the last Thursday November.
Next as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our benefits and father who -- in the -- and there's also much stronger parts encouraged to read the whole thing.
And you also want to talk about what personally -- -- -- you when it comes to Thanksgiving what you're thankful for certainly Thanksgiving also was a -- about being with family and friends and being thankful for those things.
A couple weeks what we had an amazing miracle as -- see -- in my -- when my dad had been suffering symptoms of heart trouble in the last month and a half for two months shortness of breath and just energy levels weighed down.
But he did not want to follow doctor's orders dad -- husband listened to mom.
And romantic going to get that -- characterization which is they look into the into arteries.
I received an email.
From a girl who I not spoken with in twenty years from college she said she had been were woken up -- overnight dreams three times last month and a half.
Feeling very strongly that you need to pray for my dead -- I've never met my debt you're dead well how -- -- might be totally fine but I can't get your dad.
Offer my heart and in my out of my prayers she said no this is -- ourselves -- -- crazy.
Let me show a picture that we have this is a picture my dad going into.
Surgery this is -- and two weeks ago that's my mom my sister.
One of my six siblings.
And myself going in that doctor found his LED which is called the widow maker in 90% -- to.
The doctor came out halfway through the operations said -- -- a -- in this was a lifesaving procedure.
My dad has new energy he's got new life and it was medicis friends yes not I -- -- -- I -- back to were I didn't -- back for for a few days and then she said you know what now my faith is stronger because I thought maybe I was little bit crazy right.
But -- you but she had the courage to actually reach out.
To somebody she found -- you -- off the Internet or something she found nearly all she wrote and dad because of that.
This Thanksgiving is very special to us that was so one last thing I don't see the beautiful thing on FaceBook.
The other day saying you know it we talk about Thanksgiving being all about family.
-- some people who don't have family.
And that doesn't mean that we can't.
Celebrate Thanksgiving she -- gonna do is -- -- worked in an old person's home.
And I think got from my blessings even though I don't have found in my life because Thanksgiving is not just about.
All the wonderful things that we would like to have family and friends but also.
Thinking god for the blessings that sometimes are hard to see when we're going through hard times and we're always thankful for our troops that aren't able to be with their families those that are overseas as well -- it's difficult for -- that -- -- through and thankful to be with you guys aren't.
They had great story and giving to groups or gave us chills -- that yeah -- happy Thanksgiving to you and happy Thanksgiving your father and family that's wonderful let's not I'm cooking for them.
A bit odd noise that's totally into you know I've never cooks were never actually felt like that -- -- -- -- -- Butterball Turkey hotline out here -- give you guys.
How to microwave them and they don't care about Turkey with actually we have a lot of Turkey here we had twenty Turkey is a good -- -- -- their -- already come.