Thanksgiving in the Time of COVID

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.

A Thanksgiving Tale Retold


Published by cfheidel

Chuck Heidel here. Father of eight, married to lovely heroic Alice over 30 years. I'm a former midlife recreational cyclist, who was hit by a motorist while out riding in August 2009. Further validating Sir Isaac Newton's notions, the score that day was: Cars: 1. Bikes: 0, and I became a C7 tetraplegic, paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Author of WheeledWords:

One thought on “Thanksgiving in the Time of COVID

  1. Chuck-so good to read your words and hear your voice-read some of your old posts and especially liked this— It’s no small comfort that God provides peace that passes understanding, wisely, and powerfully governing and preserving us as we trade familiar and comfortable circumstances for new ones. Onward.

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