- Tuesday, November 24, 2009
- Evelyn Gibson
There was one Thanksgiving when I took a 20-lb. Butter Ball turkey to Paris. On American Airlines. In their baggage compartment. Frozen solid. Through Customs at Charles deGaulle Airport.
But that's a story for another day.
If there ever was an iconic symbol-it's the Thanksgiving Turkey. Yet there's no historical evidence turkey was even served at the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving. (I'm thinking it was probably seafood!)
Benjamin Franklin was so enthralled by the bird-he was in favor of making it our national symbol instead of Bald Eagle.
As a vegetarian, I'm disinterested any way you slice it!
But I love the idea of Thanksgiving-of "giving thanks" in worship and praise to God for all He's given to us with the gift of His Son.
"Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people; the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise;Give thanks to Him and praise His Name;
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations."
So says Psalm 100!