Saturday, November 26, 2011
Unity: The Best Ingredient
Unity was the best ingredient in our Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration. I have been inspired as I read posts about others' Thanksgiving holiday and decided to write one of my own today.
When I woke on Thanksgiving, it was so dark and cold and quiet in my kitchen, but a pot of coffee and the Word of God warmed my body and my soul. I read Psalm 133 which speaks of unity among family and how pleasing it is to the Lord. It’s like precious oil poured on Aaron’s head and runs down his robes. Imagine being cloaked in unity and the Lord saying He bestows his blessing! This message had a wonderful ring to it and I prayed for unity as the day began. It manifested in most surprising ways!
Our cousin, Wayne, woke up showing me the house slippers he packed because he feels so at home at our house.
Dice woke up early and cooked us a hearty breakfast of bacon, biscuits and gravy.
The guys watched a cooking show after the parade and displayed their research dressing the 22 lb. bird with stuffing and seasoning.
Our daughter and SIL prepared appetizers to ward off our hunger and kept us content through the afternoon.
Me? Well, I read a good book!
Clean up after dinner went fast with everybody so willing to help in the kitchen so that we could eat pie and drink coffee and play “Left, Right, Center.” We are far from a perfect family with our communication gaps, offbeat sense of humors, and typical family issues, but forgiveness and acceptance runs deep in us and for that, I am thanking God for a wonderful holiday weekend.