As I reluctantly rolled out of bed this morning, the pain in my joints reminded me that I was alive. I know…not the best attitude to begin a new day. Shortly, however, after I managed to finally open my eyes I realized what a beautiful summer morning the Lord had given to the people around here today (and that includes me). I looked out the side window of my bedroom and admired the blue sky. I opened it and breathed in the fresh, cool morning air. O how I love summer! The birds were chirping joyfully all around. I let out a sigh and then I remembered that I had no place to go to today. What a blessing!
I had absolutely nothing to do today that required the stressful effort of gathering my two boys and dragging them around in my car (visions of whining, toys flying and intense arguing in the back seat flashed by in my mind and I shuddered). For once, I was not going to have to give them the 5-minute-‘till-we-leave warning. For once, the boys were going to be able to have a day of leisure at home without having their Mama boss them around and yell orders from her command center about getting in the car, finding shoes, brushing teeth, putting clean clothes on (not in that exact order, of course). Not today. The thought of that made me smile.
This is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it! I resolved. (Psalm 118: 24)
Who cares about achy joints? That’s why they invented Aleve, right? The blessing of a new, glorious day is here for our enjoyment and I don’t want to waste it! His blessings are new every morning! Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3: 22-23)