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The West Douglas Church of Christ is a group of believers who really care! We love one another. We also have a great love for people. We love all kinds of people.
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We strive to be His light here on earth. Our goal is to reflect the light of Jesus in our lives. We endeavor to live lives that bless others and glorify God. We would be thrilled for you to come and see and participate with us.
Youth Group weekly classes, Wednesdays 7pm, 6th thru 12th grades
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THE BISHOP'S CORNER
After the Pilgrims had a day of Thanksgiving, a tradition began to take form. The colonists were for the most part a people of faith. They believed that it was the grace of God that sustained them in an hostile environment. Thanksgiving was the response.
During the Revolutionary War with Britain (The most powerful nation in the world at the time.) the people and their leaders realized that their victory was only by the grace of God. They were Thankful.
It was in this circumstance that George Washington wrote this about a day of thanksgiving: The day was "to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness." Washington also expressed gratitude to God "for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late [Revolutionary] war."
Our first president recognized that America owed its existence and welfare to the God of heaven. God’s favor was what sustained the nation and Washington believed that proper gratitude should be expressed by the people. Consequently George Washington designated a Thursday in late November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving.
Nearly a hundred years later President Lincoln wrote this about Thanksgiving, “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
Amen, Abe; may our hearts be filled with gratitude in these days of Thanksgiving. Give the Lord His due; be thankful. Charles Bishop