Sunday, November 25, 2007
Sundays do get busy. This was "Christ The King Sunday" for many church goers. For others it is the Sunday which precedes the "First Sunday in Advent." All good things to keep track of for future reference when one wonders what the organized denominations are up to as they approach Christmas in a nation that no longer is willing to accept us calling it a "Christian" holiday. I've also seen blurps our here about why we don't have a similar Muslim tradition....duh...are you blond? That is not where I was headed this evening and I have digressed. My apologies. Thanksgiving we were with friends and family at a gala celebration. The home,I've been informed, is about 8,000 square feet and absolutely fantastic! The food(3 Turkeys and one huge ham)plus side dishes of every imaginable construct was perfect and more than enough for the 30-40 folks gathered. we shared gifts and talents throughout the evening and best of all there was a brand new(2 month old)baby in our midst. Her first trip to the Thanksgiving festivities. In the midst of it all as I prayed for the food and the folks(including our service men and women and their families)I was reminded once again of how very gracious God has been to me, personally. The land that I was born in, the place I grew up, the people that I share everyday life with, and our God who has created it all. The only word I can use to describe the feeling is "Blessed" beyond belief. I pray your Thanksgiving was a good one and that Christmas this year will be even better. Know that you are loved and that the only distance between us and hope is between our knees and the floor. In Christ's Love, Preacher.