If you buy a fridge you get a free frozen turkey says the advertising, no mention of Thanksgiving though here in Australia, although I did notice a picture of President Obama & a big turkey yesterday somewhere on a webpage.
Turkeys & Thanksgiving are big in America, Halloween too which seems to be getting some traction here in Australia, but thanksgiving not so much. As an admirer of Norman Rockwell’s illustrations I usually picture a family meal or the saying of "grace" when thinking of thanksgiving but today stumbled across “Cousin Reginald” who has let the Turkey get the better of him. So if you will pardon my creative angle I am now in a “frozen” the movie moment, & the song is not “let it go” but “don’t let it go” & the city boy is lacking the assertive & magical quality of yesterday, tomorrow & fantasy...fear & flight vs flight & fight. Bird 1, Human 0, but the game is not over yet.
As a young child I still have a recollection of a headless chook (chicken) doing the bolt after having its head taken off by an axe back in the days when preparing a meal was more focused on DIY at my Grand Parents. Real life with family can be difficult & painful, but also full of blessing & adventure.
This week we are celebrating two birthdays in our family & awaiting the return of our eldest daughter who has been overseas for the last 2.5 years as well as catching up with inlaws & cousins who will be travelling long distance. Many reasons to give thanks to God.
Elisha's Metal work theology verse of the day...
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.