When my alarm when off this morning at 5:30 I did not want to get up but I knew that if that twenty-two pound turkey was going to be done by lunch time I had to get it in the oven and fast. I went down and made a pot of very hot, strong, black coffee and sat alone in the house with my sad-eyed dog and somewhere in the basement Bennie the cat.
This is the second Thanksgiving feast I have prepared this year! The first was on Sunday with my brother, sister and their families, today my table was full again with my own family plus my uncle and aunt, who live across the street from me along with their son. There was laughter and lively conversation along with the abundance of food and if I look over my shoulder at the table and the bar where the food was laid out earlier I would see there is still a mess that needs to be cleaned but I admit to you that I am not going to get up and clean it all tonight!
If I were to begin to make a list of all the wonderful things for which I have to be thankful, it would have to begin with the faithful beautiful pearlescent full orb that was peeking through my window a few minutes ago. Whenever I look at that wonderful moon I always think of Psalm 8, verses 3 and 4,
I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
Your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?
I am very grateful for answered prayers, and as I say that I remember a song we used to sing that said, “You can’t hurry God you just have to wait, He may not come when you want Him but he’ll come on time!”
I don’t know why He loves me but I know that He sees me as I sit here alone in the house with my sad-eyed dog and somewhere in the basement Bennie, the cat.