Monday is a good day to get goofy.
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I want to be this young man and ride this ice slide on a piece of cardboard. How about you? Look at the joy in his eyes.
The writer of Psalm 118 understood this joy.
“This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118:24 English Standard Version
To understand this verse you ought to read the rest of the psalm. The psalmist gives thanks to God for his deliverance. You see, the psalmist understood that rejoicing in the Lord happens even in the struggles of life.
We’d all like a life free from pain. There are those days (maybe rare days) when everything seems to click and rejoicing in the Lord seems natural. Rejoicing doesn’t seem natural when we struggle; shaking a fist at God, maybe, but rejoicing, I highly doubt it.
Since this is Monday, and Mondays can get off to rough starts, you’ll probably grab that second cup of coffee, turn up the music in your car and maybe pray a little harder.
How about getting goofy instead. This is the day that the Lord has made for you. He will be faithful no matter your struggles.
If this blog has made you giggle you might be interested in the PWTE devotion, You Just Gotta Have Fun.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner