In His Honor
Perhaps it’s more and more significant as I age, but the passage found in Psalm 118:24 is more meaningful today than ever before: “This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it,” (NKJV). Each and every day that we are gifted life by the God of heaven, we must think in terms of legacy, but, more importantly, in terms of a living testament. Our attitude, our demeanor, our countenance and our words are staples in a working document that declares a message either for or against the goodness and the grace of God.
Many years ago, I came across a piece written by 14-year-old Jason Lehman published in a Dear Abby column dated Feb. 14, 1989. It read, “It was spring, but it was summer I wanted. The warm days, and the great outdoors. It was summer, but it was fall I wanted. The colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air. It was fall, but it was winter I wanted. The beautiful snow, and the joy of the holiday season. It was winter, but it was spring I wanted. The warmth and the blossoming of nature. I was a child, but it was adulthood I wanted. The freedom and respect. I was 20, but it was 30 I wanted. To be mature, and sophisticated. I was middle-aged, but it was 20 I wanted. The youth and the free spirit. I was retired, but it was middle-age I wanted. The presence of mind without limitations. My life was over, and I never got what I wanted.”
Christ counseled us so wisely in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Truthfully, this is the day that the Lord has made. Each day He creates with a purpose, with a plan. We either become part of that plan, or we mitigate against it. The world complains that there are far too many long-faced Christians. Translation, too many Christians are dissatisfied with God’s plan for their lives. We are too quick to Monday-morning quarterback God’s game plan. We think we know better than He does, thus we frown. Today, you have been given a grand opportunity to live, breathe and function on a highly positive level for the Master. Go on God’s errands today and then marvel at the way He directs your paths.
By Carlos J. Craig, President