For thousands of generations, the word of God has taught us how to live. One of the greatest lessons is thankfulness. There are many interpretations of the holiday we celebrate called Thanksgiving. Some are more myth than fact, but we do know that in 1863, with his Thanksgiving Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln finally made it a national holiday. The apostle Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica and admonished them to “Thank God in everything (no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks), for this is the will of God for you (who are in Christ.