It’s Monday…probably the most dreaded day of the week.
But as I stood outside this morning in the crisp, very chilly, air, I couldn’t help but be grateful as I looked at the sun coming up.
Psalm 19: 1-4 GNB describes the awesomeness of God’s creation.
“How clearly the sky reveals God’s glory! How plainly it shows what he has done! Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next. No speech or words are used, no sound is heard; yet their message goes out to all the world and is heard to the ends of the earth…”
Psalm 19:1-4 GNB
Time is going by quickly, don’t you agree?
One day rolls seemlessly into another, designed by a creator whose mind we cannot even begin to fathom.
And even more amazing is that the same creator, who hung the earth at just the right angle on its axis, thought enough of us to wake us up this morning, to witness it again.
Did we even stop to notice?
If I sound overly effusive or gushing this morning it’s because I want to stop taking every day for granted.
Consider the people who only a week ago were alive; those who only yesterday were making plans but this morning are no more.
Puts Monday into perspective, doesn’t it?
As a child, I always admired the optimism of the orphan Annie’s song, “The sun will come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun!”
Despite her trials, Annie’s attitude inspired those around her to keep hope alive.
Now unlike Annie, we know God. We don’t need to bet; it is a sure thing – the sun will rise tomorrow. That should give us hope.
So Monday is not your favourite day; try counting your blessings. Let your attitude inspire someone else to keep hope alive.
Before we know it, this day will have passed and rolled into another.
Whatever you may be facing today or this week, hold on to hope.
This too shall pass!