Happy Good Friday to you. Over 2,000 years ago, a son of man; a son of God gave his life for unworthy souls like myself and you. Whether you be a believer or not you have at least heard His name- Jesus. Along with laying down His life and enduring heartbreak and humiliation for us , our Lord and Savior gave us something else, much earlier on, that we should be truly grateful for. That is day and night.
“Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.”Genesis 1:3-5 NKJV
The beautiful thing about the day is not just the pleasant morning alarms of birds pirched outside your home. Not just the sun shimmering down, making you feel like you’re getting the warmest hug. Nor a brisk breeze kissing your cheeks and forehead as you walk or drive with the windows down. What makes a day all the more precious is that it doesn’t last forever.
Sometimes we as people run into obstacles that affect our mood. It’s even more hectic when it’s one obstacle after another within the same day. What kept you from having a good day today? Perhaps a customer refused to answer your call when you needed to reach them. Perhaps a customer cursed you out after you tried to help them with an issue. Maybe while on the job you took longer to complete a task than youdesired. Did you get into a little accident on the road? Maybe you and a friend/ family member got into an argument.
I believe our Lord and Savior looked ahead in time and saw people like you and me who would struggle during the light hours, and even the dark hours. He saw people like us crying out, begging for the day to conclude because that day could have been a little more smooth like like a labyrinth we had to maneuver our way through.
I appreciate that I am blessed with work and a check, but every now and then I find myself in a situation. Some out of my control, others I know I can on improve upon. Near the end of my shift, as I see that great light in the sky falling and the lesser light accompanied with the darkness, I’m relieved that the day much like my shift is coming to a close. For as my boss reminds me and the crew, each new day is an opportunity to learn from our mistakes yesterday and improve upon today.
Smile as the Sun falls in the west and the Moon greets us in the opposite direction to end the day. Smile on God for the shortness of the day, and that a new one comes for us to to learn from the day prior and to focus on how to make the new one better.