This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118.24
Friday is the Holy day for Muslims. For Jews the Sabbath begins at sundown this evening. For the rest of us, what? Happy Hour? Cheap well drinks? Half-price appetizers? T.G.I.F. Time to get off work. Time to rest. Time to party!!!!
I’m not actually down on getting off work, relaxing with friends, enjoying a few simple pleasures. I’m down with T.G.I.F. But in the words of Psalm 118.24 we can actually drink from a much deeper well and feast from a totally better menu than wings and chips, as much as I like those things. This is the day the Lord has made; let’s rejoice and be glad in it. I’m pretty sure the person who first wrote that meant every day. God made every day. You and I live in God’s wondrous world. New each morning we can breath in and breath out and smile. We have hearts that beat and minds to know the divinity of just what is. To some degree or another we can all taste and see, hear and smell, touch and feel, rejoice and be glad.
And so our prayer to begin each new day might go like this: “I am here. Where is here? Here is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. God, help me with this. Lord, thank you for this.” With that song-poem-prayer on our hearts there is, I believe, a much greater chance that every hour will be a happy hour and the appetizers–even the main course–will be free, and all who thirst and hunger will be satisfied. Time to party, friends! T.G.I.–S.M.T.W.T.F.S.
All good things to you,
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