Today is the day to… We could just wait until there is a better day. We could wait until tomorrow or the next day or the next. We could have done it yesterday. But we put it off. We put off whatever it is we have been wanting to accomplish. Maybe it is a chore we are putting off. We know the weeds aren’t going to disappear out of the flower bed on their own. We know they need to come up. But surely we can wait until… Maybe it is something fun we keep pushing off the calendar. I will go on that hike or visit that friend or take a day off when… It may be something as simple as deciding today is the day to be extra kind or spend more time listening and less time talking. Maybe today is the day to show a little more love to those we love the most. Maybe today is the day to simply find a moment to breathe. Today may just be the day to… (and you fill in the blank).
We hear all the time how tomorrow is not guaranteed. We understand that our time is limited. Yet we put off those things which may be important to us for whatever reason. It could be we are too busy or too tired or too behind or too – whatever. We can come up with more excuses than we even realize to not do the things we wish we were doing. Or we could decide – today is the day. This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it – as the Psalmist reminds us. Today is important and beautiful and an opportunity. Don’t waste your todays on thoughts of your tomorrows.
What will you do today? How will you show the love of God to your neighbor? How will you accomplish something new? How will you tackle that chore? This is the day to…
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!
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