Canadian Thanksgiving Day 2020

October 9, 2020

This coming Monday, 12th October, Canadians will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. (Jour de l’Action de grâce). In 1957, the Governor General of Canada, Vincent Massey issued a proclamation stating that Thanksgiving Day was: “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.”

What a wonderful proclamation of God’s benevolence and providence to people. It is good to give thanks to the “Giver of every good and perfect gift”. (1 Chronicles 16:11; James 1:17) How thankful are you? I once heard someone say, “If God took away everything you had not thanked him for, how much would you have left?”

Today in our culture, many have become ‘entitled.’ We expect not only to have good things, but plenty of those good things! As Christians we are called to be ‘counter-cultural’, so may I encourage you to be thankful for every blessing you have received.

I am so thankful to the Lord for school resuming face to face, for the safety of our students, for God’s love to them. I am thankful for the wonderful caring school culture we have, though with plenty of room for improvement, and I am personally thankful that God has led my wife Linda and I to CAIS!

‘Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good’
Psalm 136:1

A thankful servant of God
Richard Vanderpyl
Head of School