Happy Thanksgiving, all! I’m pretty sure this song is preaching to the choir, but I wrote it yesterday, appalled at the shopping traffic blocking up the streets of sleepy little Temecula. It bothers me when I hear people call this a national, SECULAR holiday. Who are we thanking, then? This is song #24 for November 24.
WHO ARE WE THANKING?
By Pam Bowen
It’s the day before Thanksgiving
And the shoppers are out shopping
Buying a turkey, stuffing, and yams,
Pies, potatoes, rolls, and a ham.
Someone’s at home cleaning the place,
Stretching the table to make more space,
Worrying over the small details
It takes to make a monster meal.
WE KNOW WE CAN PACK THE FOOD AWAY,
BUT WHO ARE WE THANKING, ANYWAY?
REMEMBER THE LORD AND SING HIS PRAISE
GIVE THANKS TO HIM, BLESS HIS NAME.
Let’s cram the calories for a week
Into one meal ‘fore we fall asleep.
Taking a nap is just as well
So we can hit the midnight sales.
We took the Christ from Christmas
And the thanks from Thanksgiving
And gave both days to vices:
© Pamella M. Bowen