Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Today begins "A-Poem-a-Day

Until Christmas."



It Would’ve Been Enough!


It’s late autumn—

The High Holy Days are over

It is several months until Passover

so this is not the season of the year

when we sing “Dayenu” at Beth Israel

with grateful hearts, because

the apple of God’s eye survived the Exodus

and made it to the Promised Land


Still, I’m feeling thankful today

and feel like singing “Dayenu”

Thanksgiving Day is approaching

and I’m meditating upon God’s goodness


If God had merely given me life

but didn’t make me capable, strong and vibrant

it would’ve been enough!


If He had placed me in a family

but not an environment of acceptance, security, love

it would’ve been enough!


If God had provided me with daily bread and water

but not fruit and vegetables, meat and cake

it would’ve been enough!


If He had simply given me shelter

and not a pleasant home cozy, warm, and safe

it would’ve been enough!


If God had drawn me to Himself

but didn’t fill my heart with jubilation

it would’ve been enough!


And if He led me to the Cross

but didn’t reveal the countless splendors

the Cross secured for me in eternity

it certainly would’ve been enough!


but God’s generosity knows no bounds

and my cup is spilling over into its saucer

with His bounty of wondrous blessings

so I shall thank Him with praise and hallelujahs

singing with all my might—


Day dayenu, day dayenu

day dayenu dayenu dayenu!


Maude Carolan Pych

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"

by Maude Carolan Pych

is available online.

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