Today is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
I wish those were the first words out of my mouth every morning. Instead of “why can’t I just make the coffee the night before like my mom?”
As I was pulling into to Super Target today (that’s yesterday for you peeps), would you believe I quoted that scripture out loud? Sure did.
Oh dear. As I’m typing this I’m watching “Dancing With the Stars.” Did you see them kicking it to Rob Bass’ “It Takes Two”? I so used to be able to break it down like that. Give me a little C&C Music Factory or Young MC’s “Bust A Move,” and I had it. I’ve got to get my groove back. I’m just afraid that my groove is no longer cool. This whole aging thing has its disadvantages. What am I to do? Wait until Anna is old enough to teach me the latest and greatest dance moves? That’s just embarrassing.
Oh, rejoice in the day. Sorry. That completely sidetracked me. So, I said out loud, “Today is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Our ability or willingness to rejoice is usually governed by our day meeting our expectations. And, when we are let down, it’s hard to find our happy place and be glad in the day.
Hopes can be deferred. We may not see manifestations that we hope to see. But, God is still on the throne. Though you may be knocked down, you’re not out. And, that is reason enough to rejoice.
He has given us today. It’s a gift.
How do you rejoice in your day?