“Wake up now, look alive, for here is a day off work just to praise Creation: the turkey, the squash, and the corn, these things that ate and drank sunshine, grass, mud and rain, and then in the shortening days laid down their lives for our welfare and onward resolve. There’s the miracle for you, the absolute sacrifice that still holds back seeds: a germ of promise to do the whole thing again, another time.”
Barbara Kingslover, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Thanksgiving celebrates the bounty of the growing season and provides a special day to offer thanks for the many other blessings in our lives. What a perfect combination: food from the garden and thankful hearts!
No matter where our food came from–the grocery store shelves or the organic farm, or perhaps our own backyard–Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pause and reflect on the growing season from start to end. Here is the culmination of that season and all its elements: seed, soil, sun, water, and the gardener’s touch. Praise God for that he gives us the chance to take part in the awesome process of providing sustenance for ourselves and the ones we love.