- Turkey has more protein than beef or chicken.
- Turkeys are named after the Turks who introduced a turkey-like foul to Europe.
- Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the U.S. national bird because he thought it had more character than the eagle.
God could easily have created a single food item to supply our nutritional needs, but He created thousands of plants, animals, fish, fowl, herbs and spices for our pleasure.
Scripture says He also derives pleasure from creation:
“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:11 (NLT)
As we prepare for Thanksgiving next week, let's thank God for creating so many things for our pleasure...not only things to eat, but so much more!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011