What’s special about today?

Well, it’s the only shot we get at this day. Once it’s gone, that’s it. No way to recover those twenty-four hours.

As a kid that doesn’t seem like a big deal. There seems to be an endless supply of days, and you don’t worry much about squandering a few of them.

You get a little older and realize the number of days is limited, that maybe you ought to value each one a bit more. But that’s not the reason I’m thinking about “today” as an important word.

Today’s important because it’s a gift from God. He created this day and gave it to me with a purpose in mind. When God gives you something, it’s a good idea not to throw it away.

I don’t know what He has in mind for this day. Perhaps it’s intended as a rest day, a time to laugh, or a time to confront some important challenge. Maybe I’ll never know for sure, but I’m pretty certain He didn’t intend for me to waste it or wish it away as another unbearable Monday or Tuesday or whatever.

Here’s what I do know: today is a day to love, to value and nurture relationships, and to be grateful. If I somehow manage to keep those in front of me I’ll probably do okay.

God gave us today. Let’s use it well.

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. [Psalm 118:24]

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