Happy Thanksgiving, I hope it was anyway. You see, I’m writing this on Wednesday before thanksgiving. Yes, I’m cooking. Only 7 coming for dinner, but there is one little caveat in this: my kitchen is under construction. At this point, on Wednesday morning, I have no sink, no running water in the kitchen and the counter tops are being replaced. The contractor promised me it would all be done by this evening. My neighbor has offered his kitchen for me to do much of my baking today, but tomorrow is Thanksgiving. My neighbor two houses down called last night and said she has an extra pie and will bring it down later today. BUT: Turkey, dressing and.. . . No water, no sink, no counter top. It will all be fine, I know where the grocery store is, and I hope there are already prepared roasted chicken or we could do dogs on the grill – turkey of course. And there is the outside chance that the contractor will actually have it all put back together by tonight, isn’t there!!!
I think that in part, this is what the scripture is about. When we live in the peace of Christ, our perspective changes. Dinner is not really about the turkey, but about the family gathering. Happiness is about sharing love, pies and old stories – while making new ones. Happiness and peace come from the perspective of God’s love and peace. I wonder if onions and relish on the turkey hot dogs could count as dressing.