Twas the day before Christmas and boy was it cold
I broke ice on the tanks and scattered feed on the snow
The cattle all came to the pickup’s horn and grabbed the feed in great hungry bites
Then down from the trees flew a bunch of little birds
They joined the cows and I wondered
What was going on
Had they gotten lost on their way to the south where there’s no winter snow?
The cows didn’t seem to mind and the dog didn’t bark — they looked so cold
Everyone let them eat along with the herd
As I watched I thought of the three greatest gifts
faith, hope and love — the greatest being love
I went on to the next pasture and when the cows came more birds did, too, along with a rabbit
When it’s so cold we all, even birds and rabbits, need comfort.