Thanksgiving in the Time of COVID
It is a good practice to look back. Not an easy one, but a good one. There are lessons once learned, then forgotten, which we benefit by recalling.
Thanksgiving rolls around again tomorrow. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce . . . and a side of COVID. My state continues to tighten the rules and regs, constrict businesses, and recommend compressed, minimal in person interaction, even at the expense of holiday recognitions. A sense of guilt hangs heavy over those who might attempt a friends and family gathering, let alone presume to cross state lines to join such a gathering. I mean it’s not like we’re trying to pull off a — oh, I don’t know — a wedding. Really? A very strange feel to this Turkey Day, for sure.
So, I invite you to join me as I look back to an earlier Thanksgiving holiday. Things were tough differently then, but eleven years later I find encouragement revisiting the ways God worked, His handling of my situation. I hope you will, too. He is not different. And I am certain He will sustain us in and through the time of COVID-19.