The Upward Look, by Jon Forrest
Thanksgiving Humor

A lady purchased a parrot whose previous owner had taught him profanity and decided that she would reform him. The parrot learned a number of Christian words and Bible verses to replace the cuss words. However, the owner caught him cussing one day and grabbed him and said, "I'll teach you to never talk that way again!" So she put him in the deep freeze and slammed the door.

A few minutes later, the owner took the parrot out of the freezer and asked, "Have you learned your lesson now?" The little bird shivered and replied, "Yes', Ma’am."

After a couple of months, the lesson was forgotten and the little parrot was caught saying cuss words again. The owner returned him to the freezer and left him in there for a long time. The little parrot almost froze to death. The owner took the bird back to his cage to let him thaw out. When he began to move a little bit, she asked him again, "Did you learn your lesson this time, buster?"

The parrot said, "Yes, Ma’am, I sure did!" Then he just sat there in the cage quietly for a few more minutes shivering and thinking about what just happened to him. Then, the parrot looked at his owner and said, "Ma’am, may I ask you a serious question?" The owner answered, "Yes, you may."

The parrot thought for a moment and then said, "I thought I knew all of the bad words there were in the world...but just what exactly did that turkey in the freezer say?"

I just thought you might enjoy a little humorous story before Thanksgiving. Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving with numerous dinners, prayers, family gatherings and other activities. Let us always remember that an attitude of gratitude should be carried beyond the fourth Thursday of November! Thank You Lord for EVERYTHING!

This Sunday we will conclude this session of our series LIFE IN THE SPIRIT When God Moves in to Stay with a message titled Spirit Filled Gratitude base on Ephesians 5:18-20. We may resume this series at a later date, but for now we will conclude with the coming of Advent. I hope you will come and see how gratitude is another result of the Holy Spirit’s work in God’s children.

Grateful for Everything,

No Comments




no categories


no tags