The wonderful truth about this date in history isn’t the famous events that may have happened, or the famous name that was born though I like to look up those little facts. The interesting thing about today isn’t about them, or what I may or may not have planned. The interesting thing about today is that we have been blessed to experience it.
As a Christian I would almost guarantee all of our minds in reading that first paragraph went to a very special passage. This is the day that The Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be exceedingly glad. Glad because He blessed us all, not only with life in our bodies, but the very concept of a day.
There’s an old saying they used to use about a celebrity or an entertainer. They would say about a person who was even famous among the famous, it’s their world we just live in it. In the case of Our Creator, it’s not a saying. As Paul said, in Him we move and have our being.
Yet instead of making a universe where everyone did things your way, God created free will. He loved us enough to grant us not only life, but to give us the ability to decide. To determine whether we would pursue The One Who built a whole universe so we could live, or go our own way.
He also loved us enough to create the concept of mercy and another chance. From the beginning God thought not like a King, though He is, but a parent. A Father Who loved His children, Who would provide everything for their good, but would not force them to choose it. Though Nick is only four, as a Dad I can appreciate this even more than I could before parenthood.
It’s one of the treasures God hides in a day, jewels which go far beyond the date on the calendar. So today, only He knows what we will see in the events of this twenty four hours, but I rejoice because He promised to walk with me every minute of it. This is the day that The Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be exceedingly glad. Glad because He allows me not only to live it, but to live it loving and serving Jesus.