This Day

“This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).

Yes. This day. This Monday. This 2nd day of November. In this year 2020. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

This day. The day before election day in the most volatile political season in my lifetime. Let us rejoice and glad in it.

This day. With masks in place and distance between us. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

This day. Recovering from storms in the Gulf Coast regions.

This day. With a mountain of laundry and a house to clean.

This day. Headed to the same old job – or no job at all.

This day. With achy joints, a fevered forehead, little kids with runny noses.

This day. Toting a stack of school books or a stack of papers to file.

This day. Gripped with the fresh pain of grief.

This day. When unkind words are thrown in your face.

This day. When you can only sigh with a heavy heart.

This day. When the bills are stacked high and the money is very low.

This day. Because this is the day that the Lord has made. Despite the struggles and pain and challenges of this day – it is a gift from God. He made it and wrapped it in brilliant colors just for you. It is full of promise because He is the Promise-Maker. There is hope in this day because we can hope in Him.

This day God is for you and He loves you. Take this day Beloved and rejoice and be glad in it. God made it with you on His heart.

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