It is said that in a time of great despondency among the first settlers in New England, it was proposed in one of their public assemblies to proclaim a fast. An old farmer arose. He spoke of their provoking heaven with their complaints. He reviewed their measures, showed that they had much to be thankful for, and moved that instead of appointing a day of fasting, they should appoint a day of thanksgiving. This was done, and the custom has been continued ever since.
Stenbock wrote, “Strength, rest, guidance, grace, help, sympathy, love -- all from God to us! What a blessing.” We find those blessings when we look for them.
Grace and Peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2