This time of the year always takes me back to when I was a child. Although we had a small family, Mom always made our Thanksgiving meal with ”all the fixins.” She designated me as the official taste tester for her dressing, (which I always viewed as the centerpiece of the meal). For some reason unknown to me, Mom trusted my palate, and would modify her dressing based on my recommendations. I loved that job, I always felt like I contributed something to the meal, even though I never really cooked anything.
Back then I saw Thanksgiving through the tunnel vision eyes of a child. It was all about the meal, even though Mom made us say what we were thankful for before we could eat. As I grew older, my view of Thanksgiving began to change. Little by little the emphasis on the food began to fade, and shifted towards those who were less fortunate, and didn’t have the opportunity to sit down with family and friends and celebrate this holiday that I call the “4F holiday” (food, family, friends, and football).
That brings me to this year, and the joy I now have of celebrating this holiday not with a table jam-packed with food, but joined arm-in-arm with a wonderful group of people; who with hearts of Jesus, seek out the less fortunate and ensure that on this day, they (like everyone else) get to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. I am proud of our Port Huron CoC family, for although we are relatively small in number, we still manage to ”go beyond” what is expected and reach out (and into) the community on this wonderful holiday. May our heavenly Father continue to guide our hearts into being selfless servants of his, who are willing to do whatever he places on our hearts, to bring glory to HIS name.
May God bless you in a bountiful way, my Port Huron family, for your kindness, generosity, and hearts that you are eager to use to show this city how much God loves them.
Blessings to you all.