“Where is the Turkey?” – Rev. Gary Hilton


Have you ever piled your thanksgiving plate so high that you can no longer see your turkey? You know it eventually gets lost in all the various flavors of Thanksgiving dinner, but man is it good that way! Do you ever pile on activities and act like everything is perfect in your life to hide who you are and how you feel? While thanksgiving dinner might be good this way, it is hard to live like this. Praise be to a God who sees past all the walls and facades we put up and knows who we truly are. This can be a horrifying thought, knowing that God really knows us, because then we have to face that truth instead of deceiving ourselves with the same image we show others. But this is really our biggest blessing, because God, knowing everything about us, comes to us as we are and “dares us to trust he loves us just as we are…” as stated by the late Brennan Manning. We don’t face this truth alone, but with a God who brings healing from our brokenness, dares us to trust and believe in His love, and calls us to show this love to others.