The world seems on the brink of catastrophe. Our Country is deeply troubled and challenged. What strange and daunting times. Yet, Thanksgiving is in the air. This poster, "God Bless America," in my mind reminds us of what is important. May it be so. I am reminded of a Thanksgiving hymn, one of my favorites,
"Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
for our wants to be supplied;
come to God's own temple, come,
raise the song of harvest home.
We learned this as youngsters...and I'm so glad we did. Do they teach this, anymore? If not, let's get it back into schools, next election. Here is verse 4,
"Even so, Lord, quickly come,
bring thy final harvest home;
gather thou thy people in,
free from sorrow, free from sin,
there, forever purified,
in thy presence to abide;
come, with all thine angels, come,
raise the glorious harvest home."