This is the Day

“The Lord has done it this very day;
let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm 118:24 (NIV) 

Do you have a favourite day of the week? Are you more productive on one day as opposed to the rest of the week? Do you dread one day over another?

Each day we are given is a blessing from God, but sometimes our nature causes us to feel uncomfortable about certain days of the weeks. Somehow, we all seem to have a favourite and least favourite day of the week. We tend to be people of habit and emotion, so our minds associate particular joys or distress with activities we tend to do on certain days. Our western society loves to share specific days’ virtues, and we tend to buy into it. Did you know (based on multiple statistics sites):

  • Monday is the best day to send out surveys,

  • Tuesday around 3:00 PM is the best time to look for and book airlines tickets,

  • Wednesday is considered the best day to shop,

  • Thursday is regarded as the safest day of the week to travel by car while Friday is thought to be the worst,

  • Saturday is not a perfect day to visit a hospital because most people suffering from alcohol poisoning are admitted that evening, and

  • Sunday is the happiest day of the week.

We know all this is irrelevant to the truth that Jesus wants us to share; the fact that every day can be a day of joy if we seek it.

Most of us fret about certain days of the week despite knowing that scripture guides us to be thankful each day. Our minds know how we should react each day, but our emotions often take us in another direction. An unknown author once said, “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” Consider this to be your COVID slogan as you go out into the world or sit around in lockdown. Start each day by asking the Holy Spirit to help you see that which is pleasant or inspire you to do good where it is required. Don’t let the evil one take your mind to things that cause you anxiety but allow Jesus’ peace to reign over you today and every day.