30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 3

sunriseI am thankful for today. Each morning with my first prayer of the day, and perhaps throughout the day as the occasion presents itself, I try to make it a habit to say Thank you Lord for this day you have made. Tomorrow is not promised; today was not promised as we went to bed last night but when I woke up it was here to greet me!

A few days each year are highly memorable. This year our daughter started kindergarten, and we walked her in on the first day of school. I took pictures the day she rode her first bike with training wheels. I will always remember being shown that house I mentioned yesterday for the first time. Some days, like weddings or graduations, get albums made for them, video production and cake. Some days are memorable for other reasons. It could be because of a car wreck, a house fire or getting the call that a loved one has passed away. Some days crash down on us like the sky is falling. The tears flow and we ask God why?

Most days just get lumped into a big pile labeled ordinary. Some days it’s hard to get started because it feels like just another day. We get caught up in can’t wait ’till Friday; payday; birthday; vacation. If you live life always focused on later you run the risk of missing right now. “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” “Now is the appointed time, today is the day of salvation.” (Warning: corny cliche coming in the next statement.) Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is uncertain. All God gives us is today and that’s why it’s called the present.

It’s cold and dark outside but there is heat in my house, the lights are on, my coffee is hot and delicious. I thank God for today, even though by the end of the day… who knows? If I wake up tomorrow I will thank God for that. Find something today you can be thankful for; or maybe several little things. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


About Clark Bunch

Pastor (Unity Baptist) author (God is Near) husband, father, blogger, coffee enthusiast.
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