This is the Day the Lord Has Made, We Will Rejoice and be Glad
Because today is Sunday my mind went to “the day”. In Psalm 118:24 (New King James Version) it’s written:
This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Both Christians and Jews alike refer to this verse as part of daily devotions, thanking God for a new day, recognizing He is the giver of life, and finding joy in the mere fact of this truth. It reminds me a book I once read called The Precious Present. In it, the author Spencer Johnson states:
” It is a present because it is a gift”…”And it is precious because anyone who receives such a present is happy forever.”
This is the attitude that followers of God should possess each and every day. Sometimes this is difficult, especially through dark and trying times that we all inevitable will face. Perhaps each day we can simply remind ourselves that the day is a gift, and find joy in that alone. The rest is gravy. What do you think?