01.06.21—Walking Through It! –Luke 10:19
My friend, may I ask you a question? If it’s raining in your life today, are you able to take hope? God’s weekend is just around the corner. The sun will shine again?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m M. Clifford Brunner
Like most anyone, I live for the weekends; especially this time of the year. Weekends offer so much more than the week- days since I am able to sleep several extra hours, wear more comfortable clothes and keep a much more flexible schedule. During weekdays I am often in an office from sunrise until twilight. And, since my office doesn’t have a window, just being able to bask in a bit of sunshine is a luxury during the week as opposed to the weekend. That’s why Monday through Friday I have my eye firmly fixed on Saturday and Sunday. Those two days make Monday through Friday bear- able, even full of promise. The promise is that, after the workdays are completed, I will enjoy some pleasant time away from the deadlines and tasks that crowd out my days, Monday through Friday. In that sense, it’s Monday through Friday that really give value to Saturday and Sunday. Without them, I wouldn’t know how great the weekend really is.
Similarly, it’s the dark and tedious times of life that offer promise of a brighter day, just around the corner.
Here’s a story: Many years ago, a newsboy, thinly clad and drenched by the soaking rain, stood shivering in a doorway one cold day in November. First one bare foot and then the other was lifted for a moment and pressed against his leg to get a little warmth. Every few minutes his shrill cry could be heard, “Morning paper! Morning paper!” A man who was well protected by his coat and umbrella stopped to buy the early edition. Noting the boy’s discomfort, he said, “This kind of weather is pretty hard on you, isn't it?” Looking up with a smile, the youngster replied, “I don't mind too much, Mister. The sun will shine again.”
Chilling winds of adversity and grey skies of a sinful environment can easily discourage us. But we can always count on better days because we know God is working in our lives. Jesus tells us that “(he) has given us authority . . . to overcome all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19). That means that however dark our days might be, they are only the darkness that shadows the dawn. Our lives have value and meaning despite the sorrow because of the sunshine that is sure to follow the rain. If it’s raining in your life today, take hope. God’s weekend is just around the corner. The sun will shine again.
We pray. Heavenly Father, the adversity and grey skies of sin in our lives can easily discourage us. We thank you that we can always count on better days ahead because we know You are working in our lives and have given us authority . . . to overcome all the power of the enemy. However dark our days might be, they are only the darkness that shadows the dawn. This is our hope. We know that our lives have value and meaning despite the sorrow, because of the sunshine that is sure to follow the rain. Forgive us when we doubt. Help us to take hope today that the sun will shine again tomorrow. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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