I love leftovers, and today is the day for leftovers! Is there anything better than a turkey sandwich? Mind you, I loved the big meal with family and good conversation. But, there is something especially wonderful about Thanksgiving leftovers. Some of us feel like leftovers sometimes, as though we are not the “real” thing. Sometimes, we feel as though we aren't as good as someone else, for any number of reasons. We may feel as though we are a bit of last Monday’s leftovers--not good enough, pushed aside, left behind. The truth, of course, is that we are the very best, the first choice, the Thanksgiving leftovers, the most wonderful part. We are so magnificently loved! “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” 1 John 3:1a
O Lord, we thank you that we are your children. We thank you that you love us so much that you chose to create us, that you planned for each of us to exist just as we are, and that we give you joy. Thank you for making us your wonderful family and for giving us the way to be part of your family forever. Amen.