Thursday, March 15, 2012
Recognizing the handcrafted nature of every day.
The idea of a perfect, planned, and controlled day is an illusion. Instead of trying to control our days, we should embrace the uniqueness of each new day and lose control. The Psalmist says, "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps 118:24) We must recognize the handcrafted nature of each new day. All of God's creations are unique but beautiful, and a day is no exception. He is the master-weaver, and each new day he crafts with skill and purpose, bringing to light the glorious tapestry of human life as a whole, through individual days. We must live in remembrance of the uncontrollable nature of each day. We must recognize that a day is a completed gift, not given to be controlled, but embraced and enjoyed. The Psalmist goes on to list the natural response to a recognition of the handcrafted nature of each day; rejoicing, and being glad in it. Perhaps the reason there are so few joyful christians, is because there are so few content christians. By embracing each and every day as a gift from God crafted with purpose, our hearts may be led to joy and gladness. Joy and gladness never come without surrender and the recognition of God's control. Our view of the day should be no different. Let us recognize his creating work, and stand in awe of the grace he gives us by crafting a day specifically for this time and place; and from that recognition, may we burst with joy and gladness at the thought of his handiwork.