Yesterday was “Leap Day”; we gained a day this year to keep our calendars on track with the seasonal patterns of our world. Pretty sweet deal when you think about it, every four years we gain a day in our calendar, a gift given to every one of us. An extra day to work and pay the monthly bills, an extra 24 hours to live that doesn’t count against the years of your birthday, an extra day to live for the Lord and represent Him in a lost and dying world. I’m not exactly sure why we call this year (the year which contains Feb. 29th) “Leap Year”, but I appreciate it. I appreciate the time.
The Psalmist says, “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24.
Good advice, since tomorrow is not a given. Maybe that’s why the Lord gives us our daily bread. We need to focus on, and serve him, today; right in our present situation. Our current circumstances are not as important as how we act within them. And if we could get our todays together, our tomorrows would take care of themselves.
Maybe this is why the Apostle Paul says, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity,” – Ephesians 5:15-16a
Today is God’s gift to us! Let’s use the todays of our lives instead of always thinking and planning for the tomorrows. Plans for the “tomorrows” are good, but living the “todays” is what’s critical; they really are all you have been given. So, today… “rejoice and be glad in it”!
Pastor Doug Pittam