Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
There are two ways to get up and greet the morning:
“Good morning, Lord!” OR ” Good Lord, morning!”
At this point let me be honest and quote from a favorite author of mine, William Willimon:
“This is the day the Lord has made” (Ps. 118 24)
What if, when the alarm clock clangs in the morning, we greeted the day with “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it?”
What if no matter what events come our way in the course of the day, we repeated after that affirmation of faith?
To be able to look upon even the worst occurrences in the day and say even there, “This is the day the Lord has made,” might change how those bad events come to us.
This is the day that the Lord intends for us to live, the day for which the Lord graciously gives us resources so we can handle this day.
The claim that “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” is not some facile, Pollyanna, power-of-positive-thinking claim.
It is an affirmation based on our faith in a God who is redemptive, and takes that which we reject, and weaves it into God’s purposes.”
The question I ask of myself is not just what expression I will use at the beginning of the day, but what faith attitude will define every moment of my day?!