Thanksgiving Communion Meditation – November, 2013
Butterball, a private corporation in Garner, North Carolina, reported a major business concern this week. Some of it’s turkeys were not getting fat. The executives are scrambling to figure out why, since skinny turkeys make poor profits.
For this company the issue presents a genuine crisis. After all, if you are serving guests you want to serve only the best. Serving only the best for festive holidays is an ancient tradition. The Jews selected an unblemished lamb for their Passover feast. In Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son the father kills the fatted calf to celebrate, when the son finally comes home.
As we come to the communion table let us remember that serving the best is also a tradition God believed in. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Thanks be to God for serving the best.