As we look forward to next week’s Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends it might be good to review the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving of 1621. I will not recount it here, but by our standards, there was not much to be thankful for. The trip seemed doomed from the beginning with the delays and final abandonment of the Speedwell. The late crossing of the Atlantic was difficult. They were blown off course. Nearly half died over the winter. The following winter they were reduced to five grains of corn rations. Why did these people celebrate with thanksgiving? It is a story worth sharing with your children. Last week Charlie reminded us from the life of Joseph that even when things are not like we would have them, God is at work. Join us as we prepare for Thanksgiving, consider why we give thanks, and ask the question “Who is hosting your Thanksgiving dinner?”