Becoming Underdog

Macys Parade 1979O.K., so Thanksgiving is here. Many of you are off to see family and friends. Others are hosting a houseful of people. Just in case “family” drama reaches all-time-high proportions wherever you are, keep your head on straight.

I grew up watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Every year. It was part of the holiday. Eileen, living on Long Island with her family, remembers seeing the parade in person and being swept away – literally – by a sea of onlookers. But both of us remember our helium-filled friends. This photo is from 1979. Remember Underdog?

Be Underdog if you have to this Thanksgiving. Don’t let little holiday inconveniences rob you of the spirit of thanksgiving (the small “t” is intentional – it’s a year-round calling). It might not be easy when Uncle So-and-so makes that one ridiculous comment, but don’t let it bother you. Life is too short. And your witness for Christ is too vital.

Remember Sunday’s sermon and the cross-reference: “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).

So be Underdog. I’ll try too.

Yours by servant love,

Pastor Charles

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4 comments on “Becoming Underdog
  1. Carolyn Aday says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Will you be home or are you traveling?
    Our kids are with their “other” families, so we
    are off to my brothers in San Marcos. His son and family will be here from Texas. They have adopted two sons, one we have not met. We are looking forward to time with them.
    Love and Prayers,
    Carolyn and Leland

  2. Lynn Purington says:

    Pastor Charles–

    THANK YOU so much for this! This is exactly what I needed to hear. You are still such a blessing to me—God bless you and your family this thanksgiving holiday! “Speed of lightning, roar of thunder, fighting all who rob or plunder. Underdog. Underdog!!” 🙂

  3. Ralph says:

    Brings back fond memories. It was wonderful being with you when in MV.

    Love in Him and in me:


  4. janice foster says:

    Pastor Charles, Just what we all need to hear, especially at this time of year when the hectic times may make us all a little “testy.” You do such a great job of knowing just what we need, when we need it, and how we need it. So now, let’s all take a deep breath, forget past real or imagined wrongdoings, and give thanks every day for our every days!

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