Thanksgiving Eve?

First Thanksgiving

It seems to be a sign of a holiday’s esteem IF the evening before that holiday is included into the celebrations.

FOR EXAMPLE, New Year’s Eve has become a MUCH more celebrated occasion than New Year’s Day.

Yes, New Year’s Day has parades and football games galore and traditional foods to eat that supposedly ensure the eater ‘good luck’ in the coming year.

BUT, New Year’s EVE has countdowns to the new year on almost every corner of every town in America; in NYC, it has a GIANT BALL which descends and sends its audience into a frenzy; and, New Year’s EVE features parties and food for folks to welcome in the new year.

When one was just a young thing, one’s parents USUALLY celebrated NEW YEAR’S EVE (their ONLY day of holiday celebration the entire year)–even if their observances of New Year’s DAY were usually somewhat muted.

All the best holidays seem to observe the evening before as a kind of warm-up occasion.  Christmas has Christmas Eve, New Year’s has New Year’s Eve and July Fourth had many folks celebrating a little early by setting off explosives (fireworks) and other loud noise-causing products the evening before the Fourth.

So, WHY NOT Thanksgiving?

Making the case for celebrating Thanksgiving EVE are the memories of when one was a heathen and used the evening BEFORE Thanksgiving as a time of revelry and merrymaking.  After all, the women-folk prepared the meals and tasty tidbits to munch on and all there was to do on Thanksgiving for most of the men-folk was to watch football games and eat.

Of course, the hunters started off the day by trudging in the woods to see if they could get a glimpse of any game.

SO, the evening before such a relaxing day was often used for wild fits of celebration.

HOWEVER, the creation of BLACK FRIDAY–with its traditional kickoff to the SEASON OF GREED–is a mark against the celebration of Thanksgiving Eve.  The day AFTER Thanksgiving seems to be just as worthy a day to ‘celebrate’ as the evening BEFORE.

And Black Friday has the entire weight of the government, the media and the corporate world behind it.

SO, does the reader ever think about extending the day of Thanksgiving one day or another: either Thanksgiving Eve or Black Friday?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 23, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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