And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:7
History can be whatever we want it to be. Many study the outcomes of history, whether by wars, finances, families, foods, etc. Biblical History encompasses everything. It’s true! Have you ever considered that all wars are spiritual wars? Have you ever considered that all true prophecy is found only in the Bible. The first promise to man from God was about redemption and the conclusion of the Bible is about restoration. Along the way, truth was suppressed by false religions by attempting to redirect the plan of God. Even in the darkness the truth remained. In time the fullness of truth was shown to us by those that would not give in to false religions.
When the Separatist were in Holland they thrived and grew, while their counterparts in England still worshiped in private. Correspondence between the two showed up a stark difference. One was optimistic while the other was suppressed. Eventually, even the ones in Holland noticed that their own families were being effected by the people of this area. They had freedom, but it was costing them in matters of faith. Fatefully, they determined that they needed to go elsewhere. That is where the plan to go to the virgin soils of the New World was hatched.
Oddly enough, the leadership of the Separatist went to the very people which sought to halt their progress. They found investors who would finance their travel to the New World. When they went to the New World the Massachusetts Bay Colony hadn’t been established yet. That happened in 1628. However, many who invested in their travel would be part of that company. Still, the move was a fearful one. The religious leaders knew that leaving Holland exposed themselves and they could be imprisoned. Even the English Separatist knew that the move was a risk. Until the ships were safely away from Harbor the small group spent real time in prayer and fasting for God’s care.
We shouldn’t forget the truth. Soon our Thanksgiving time will be upon us. Many will gather in their homes and feast on Turkey, dressing and all the works. Then comes football, desserts and more. We say it is a time of thanksgiving, but to whom?
Think about it