Prosperity, Plowshares, Pilgrims and Praise
Prosperity unparalleled in our country is known,
since centuries before, seeds of blessing were sown.
Foundations yielded fruit from her genesis years,
cultivated by courage, harvested through tears.
Brave men before us had great vision and zeal,
for a shining republic where freedom was real.
Laying down a plowshare, picking up a sword,
defending the truths they believed from God’s word.
Across long years that followed, blessings endured,
although freedom yet stands, our memories are blurred.
What is the purpose for Thanksgiving Day?
To humbly thank God for those blessings, and pray.
Do we still remember, does original purpose stand?
Does thankfulness echo across a still blessed land?
Each anniversary brings opportunity anew
to repeat pilgrims’ example. What they did, we will do!
When family has gathered at our home that day,
long before watching gridiron men play,
we’ll each bow our heads, joining hearts heavenward,
thanking God for His grace, offering praise He deserves.
By Lupus Adventurer