& Butch & Buddy Barrel
Spike: It’s almost
Thanksgiving, yummy, yummy, I can taste that turkey
Butch: Hi Spike
what are you doing?
Spike: I was just thinking
about all the good food that I get to eat for Thanksgiving.
Butch: I love
Thanksgiving; some of my family that lives far away comes to our house for
Spike: I don’t know
if I would like that. There might not be enough turkey to go around. Someone
might get my turkey drumstick before me.
Thanksgiving isn’t really about stuffing your face. It’s about family and how
we should be thankful for what God has done for us. Besides, we’ve never run
out of food on Thanksgiving before.
Spike: I thought
Thanksgiving was about stuffing my face with lots of yummy food.
Butch: No, no
Spike. You’re supposed to stuff the turkey, not your face. At dinnertime on
Thanksgiving, my family and I go around the table telling what each of us are thankful for.
Spike: I would say
I’m thankful for great big plates that I can fit all the turkey and gravy on.
Butch: Ah, no, no
Spike. Some of us say how thankful we are for what God has done in our lives
and some of us thank God for our health and for having mommies and daddies who
love us. And, some even say thank you to God for loving us so much that He let
Jesus die for us on the cross.
Spike: I see what
you’re saying. Thanksgiving is about being thankful for what God has given us
and letting God and our family know how thankful we are.
right Spike. But did you know that you can thank God anytime and any day you
Spike: Well, of
course! I can?
Butch: Of course
you can. All you have to do is pray whenever you want to talk to God. He is
Spike: Oh yeah, I
Butch: Why don’t
we pray to God right now and thank Him for all that He has given us.
Spike: Sure! You
Butch: Dear God,
Spike and I thank You for all that You have given to
us and thank You for Jesus who died on the cross for our sins. Thank You for our families too.
Spike: …and for the
Butch: Yes God,
we thank you for the good food too, In Jesus name, amen.
Butch: Well, we
better get home Spike.
Spike: Yep, (sniff sniff sniff) I think I smell
turkey cooking already.
Butch: See you
Spike, bye bye.
Buddy: Hi guys……ah,
where did everybody go? Those boys must be off to get their barrels filled for
next week, I’m sure of it!