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Sunday, September 22, 2019

What Is Today?


TODAY IS HERE



Good Morning, Sunshine!

Days of the week are not the same---not even their names. Pick one and you will find many differences as people approach it in various ways.

For example, some see Monday as the beginning of their work week---back to the same old grind. For students it's back to school and more homework. Others are happy it's a holiday, their birthday, or the start of a vacation.

In one of our pastorates, my husband opened the Sunday morning service with a song. The congregation sang heartily, “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” The song was based on Psalm 118:24.

He began to think they might be tired of it, so he opened with different songs. What a surprise to hear people request “This is the Day!”

Each Day Makes Use of Time
My day begins with the morning sun, but some people begin their day with work shifts in the afternoon or evening. Let’s agree that twenty-four hours make a day, and it’s up to us what we do with it.

There’s an interesting scripture which says, “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty” (Psalm 90:10 NLT). The rest of that verse indicates life passes quickly and even the best of years have pain and trouble.

Life is an unknown. Sometimes it seems like a joy ride, until suddenly we are jarred by a pothole. That draws our attention back to the road.

My biggest pothole to date was fighting cancer with surgery, chemo, and radiation in 2007. 

As I faced each day of cancer treatments with prayer and faith in God’s Word, I learned good lessons about perseverance.

I have yet to meet a person without some kind of challenges. What interests me is how they choose to meet them.


A recent newsletter proclaimed, “Every day is a new adventure!” If an adventure can be described as a “happening,” I would agree. If described as "unusual, speculative or risky,” I’d still agree.

Even Small Choices Make A Difference
Personal choices can prevent some of the pain and troubles of life. But even a day you have chosen to start in a positive way may bring something unforeseen, therefore unavoidable.

Just as days of the week have different names, each day comes with a variety of challenges.

Today is here, what will it be? Hopeless or hopeful? Make your choice, then act on it.


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