Monday, April 12, 2010
The Promise of a "God-Made" Day (Reprint)
On the wall beside my desk is a large silver cross. Across the top section is a rising sun, and below it are the words,
"This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it."
What difference does it make to know the Lord has fashioned the day stretching before you?
Does it affect the way you look at the events of the next 24 hours?
Does it reassure you to know that nothing can enter your life except what has filtered through the hands of a loving Father who cares for you?
If it does . . . then, along with the psalmist, you can rejoice and be glad in this day, and the next, and the next.
If it does not, then perhaps you need to analyze this: Is He your Lord? Are you His child? Are you walking in the light of His word?
"For God so loved the world that he gave
his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish
but have eternal life."
If you belong to Him and yet still do not rejoice in this day, consider this: Are you allowing the cares of this world to rob you of your joy?
Then turn your eyes upon Jesus!
Look full in His wonderful face.
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
in the light of His glory and grace!*
Look full in the wonderful face of Jesus. May the LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may He turn His face toward you and give you peace.
*Lyrics by Helen H. Lemmel