In 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday; each of these states celebrated it on a different day, however, the American South remained largely unfamiliar with the tradition.

As one of the songwriters said, "It’s the moment where they realize, ‘We are who we are, and we’re going to own our own identity.” The question I have for us is, “Do we know, understand and fully embrace our new identity…our new identity in Christ?”