Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Miracle of Thanksgiving - Squanto
Eric Metaxas wrote a great book titled, BONHOEFFER: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy which we are reading and discussing at church. He also wrote a children's book a few years ago, on Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving. Check out this interesting interview about Squanto.
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of the Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian, but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a 12-year old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. Ten years later he was sent home to America. Upon arrival, he learned an epidemic had wiped out his entire village. But God had plans for Squanto. God delivered a Thanksgiving miracle: an English-speaking Indian living in the exact place where the Pilgrims land in a strange new world.