My mind swirled, trying to latch on to the possibilities. I thought hard on it.
I wondered, What would letting God love me look like?
Then came an aha moment, I’d look like Thanksgiving, right?
I watched God preparing the Thanksgiving fiesta in the kitchen.
He was surrounded with all the latest gadgets: pots and pans, mixing bowls, cookie sheets, baking dishes, and measuring cups and spoons.
Ingredients: Masa Harina for tortillas and tamales. Bread flour for traditional dinner rolls. Stuffing mix for turkey dressing. Brown sugar and pineapple slices for the ham. Plus, a bazillion spices on hand.
The smells of pinto beans, rice, and crayfish boiling separately on the stove-top; not to mention the ham and turkey baking in the ovens made me hungry.
A blender on another counter, all ready to mix fresh salsa, cranberry sauce, and pie fillings. The dough crusts were previously rolled out for pecan and pumpkin pie.
Bottles of wine, champagne, and sparkling apple cider stood on a side table cart.
God didn’t need to wipe his brow because everything was perfectly timed and in sync.
OK, I know what you’re thinking, God wouldn’t have to do any of this. God could create a great banquet out of nothing by just speaking a word.
But let me ask you, would we all hold hands, wear masks, and say a Thanksgiving prayer together?
Listen, it’s fun to think about God loving us. Pampering us. Making us feel special. And our reaction is gratitude, thanksgiving.
There are many Bible verses concerning thanksgiving:
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” Psalm 28:7.
“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” Hebrews 13:15.
What would letting God love you look like?
Letting God love you by cooking up a meal brings a smile to me, even if some can’t imagine God putting together a banquet in his kitchen. Remember, you’ve been invited to a great feast.
Don’t forget, though, to get into the banquet hall you gotta RSVP.