Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful opportunity to do what so many of our Puritan fathers and mothers did: give thanks and direct affection to God. (And have a happy time!)
If we’re using the holiday to set apart America as sovereign, redeemer, hope of mankind, then we do wrong. I’m very fond of and thankful to live in the United States, but she makes for a very lousy idol.
Let’s happily, intentionally distinguish between gift and Giver, between idol and Object of All Joy.
And therefore, necessarily, have a happy time!