God Made Today Too

My grandson pushing Chris

 I found myself in Psalm 118:24 this morning. It's a familiar scripture that we used to sing in the Charismatic days. This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. The funny thing I saw this morning is that the scripture is sandwiched between verses that are prophetically describing the sacrifice of Christ. I never thought about it before. It was a popular chorus back in the day, but had I known we were singing indirectly about the crucifixion, it might have changed how I sang it. 

My thoughts camped out on how God made, predetermined, and planned the crucifixion and knew just where He was putting it in time. He made the day. But He also made the day that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem. He made the day you would be born, too. Today was also made by God.

God has given us our days on earth. Some of them are wonderful days. We celebrate birthdays, especially the days our kids were born. Milestones are celebrated, graduations, marriages, the day we met our soul mate or our best friend. I'm sure you can think of several "good" days that God made.

But He also made the days when the not-so-good things happen. My mind runs to the day my son had his wreck, the day I got divorced, and the day I figured out how sick I was. There are lots of good days and bad days that we can reflect on. But God made every single one of them. He even made the day we became caregivers. 

In Exodus 12:40-42, it says that the Children of Israel had lived in Egypt for 430 years. Verse 41 says that it was the last day of the 430th year that God brought them out. But get this! In verse 42, it says, "This night had been reserved by the Lord to bring His people out from the land of Egypt, so this same night now belongs to Him. " (NLT). God set aside that day to go get His people. That gives me hope that He walks through my days, too, and appoints times to meet with me. 

No matter what a day brings, good or bad, God made the day. And ultimately, His plan is to walk through the days and long dark nights with us. He never made a day and said He'd come back to check on  us later. He made every single day and planned  to spend it with us no matter what.

Today, I will remind myself that God made this day. No matter how rough it goes, or how smoothly I may sail through it - He planned on walking it with me. This - Today was made for me. It was made for you. I'll meditate on the truth that He already knew what this day would bring and He plans on seeing me through it like He has all the other days before. I will be thankful that His plan is a "with" plan and not an "instead" plan. He is with us period, and He made today for us to experience Him. I will choose to trust Him to get me through one more day that He has made. Will you join me?

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2 comments:

  1. Oh, how I love and identify with your devotions! They give me HOPE when I’ve just about run out.

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    1. I'm so sorry you identify! :-) But I am very glad you find them somewhat encouraging, that's the point of sharing them, after all! Thanks so much for reading!

      Jeanie

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