Don’t you just love the “wisecrackers,” the clowns in our lives? I love humor and seeing the lighter side of life – finding the dumb and silly moments of life and cracking up with my friends and family. It always seems a bit more enjoyable when we invite the outcasts, the people who are different than us, those who everybody else forgot about. I used to do that a lot more than I do now. I’d like to recover that. As I get older, I seem more often, to go with what’s convenient and easy, but when our parties are “melting pots,” it feels a bit more invigorating and fulfilling. It is kind of like what we’re told heaven will be like…”a gathering from every nation…tribe…peoples…and language” (Rev 7:9)
Let’s pull a bit of heaven down this Thanksgiving and enjoy now what we’ll be enjoying forever. Invite those 2 or 3 people you know that are lonely and don’t have friends or family around for your Thanksgiving dinner. And make it fun…and funny. If you go there, maybe you’ll even get a little sense of how God feels when He adopts us into His family.