Sunday, November 11 - "Cereal for Thanksgiving"

posted Jan 3, 2013, 11:43 AM by Andy Koetz

An introduction to Pastor David's Message


In July I think about Bratwurst and the grill. December contains a two week window where the Sincock specialty of Suet Pudding is on my mind. August is garden tomatoes. At Thanks-giving there is pumpkin pie. It is interesting that all these foods seem to have their season and then fall from my thinking. I cannot remember ever desiring Suet Pudding on a hot August day.

Cereal is different. Cereal is an everyday thing. I may choose Life or Wheaties or Honey Smacks with its 55.6% sugar content. What is chosen is not the issue. The point is that cereal is an every season, every day kind of food. Cereal is routine, it is habit, it is regular. It is a real part of my nutrition and health.

Thanksgiving sadly seems to be a seasonal event for some of us. No, not the holiday, rather I am speaking of the spiritual discipline of recognizing God’s supply and declaring our thanks to him. Here in November it seems appropriate to evaluate our lives and ferret out our recollection of all of God’s goodness to us. But then at 4:00a.m. the day after the feast we instantly convert to the covetousness of Black Friday and leave the thanksgiving thing for another 360 days.

But what would happen in our lives if being thankful were a regular cereal type of behavior? How would it change us? How would it please god? What would it take to sustain thankfulness for 365? Perhaps this is the year we should have cereal rather than pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and then on Friday as well.

But what would happen in our lives if being thankful were a regular cereal type of behavior? How would it change us? How would it please God? What would it take to sustain thankfulness for 365? Perhaps this is the year we should have cereal rather than pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and then on Friday as well.
Don's miss this Sunday as we learn about Cereal for Thanksgiving.
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