Imagine with me that tomorrow is my birthday and I have an inside tip that the God of the Universe is taking a particulate interest in me. He wants me to have the best day ever! What? Give me the best day ever? I find I can hardly contain my excitement. Seriously? God himself is giving me a special day? How is that possible? Why on earth would He give me, of all people, that kind of special attention? I don’t know what I have done to warrant that – if anything, I have done the opposite. But none the less, I have it on good authority that this is going to happen.
How exciting … God with me … me with Him … ALL DAY! I wonder how it will start? Maybe (I hope) with me waking up and just feeling worthy to be with Him all day, like a fresh start or “new mercies” to start the day with. Ahhhh, what a beautiful thought … to go through the whole day with the realization that whatever we do together or whatever He gives me, that it is OK and not only OK but GOOD that I receive it. That certainly would not be a normal way for me to start the day but tomorrow, after all, is my birthday. Maybe I can just set aside all the doubt and just enjoy Him and our day together with whatever it brings. Knowing that the whole day is His gift, I trust I will end the day full of gratitude and thanks for special attention on my birthday.
But now lets drop the imagining and consider the reality. Through Jesus’ sacrifice and love for us … THIS IS TRUE … EVERY DAY! Let’s never let our days become common … as Christians it is possible that “every day with Jesus is sweeter than the one before.” Let’s not over-think it, let’s just have a happy birthday … and a Happy Sabbath as you discover the new truth behind this.