“today, tomorrow and the day following”
There’s a special day coming up for us soon. Later this month is the one year anniversary of the day we adopted our sweet dog, Calypso. (And the very next day we adopted our new cat, Luna.)
Calypso’s birthday is April 4, so she already celebrated that date, but I find myself much more aware of July 21st ~ the day she joined our family. Which is interesting to me… After all, her birthday is an important day, too ~ she wouldn’t have come to live with us if she hadn’t been born! But no, the day I remember… the day that makes me smile is July 21.
And I wonder what God thinks, when He looks at His calendar. What days does He celebrate? The day of my birth, yes. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. As are you.
Of course there’s also the date that I chose to live my life for Him. I was lucky enough to have been raised in a churchgoing family, but at a certain point you have to decide to keep living the life you’ve lived. You have to decide that it’s not just your parents’ faith, but yours, as well. Does God celebrate the day I made that decision? I think it was a day in late June, about 30 years ago…
There are other days, too. Maybe the day I met my husband, or one of the many other people who would become influential in my life. Maybe the day we decided to go to a new church, because of how I’d grow under that pastor. Maybe the day I joined Bible study, or the day I first read that Scripture that would become my life verse.
He knows all of these days. He knows they’re coming, and He knows when they’ve happened, and what the impact is on our lives. But are they all equally special to Him?
I don’t know. But I think so. All of those days… all of my days… all of your days… These are the days the Lord hath made ~ I will rejoice and He will be glad.
~ “The Lord knows the days of the upright,
And their inheritance shall be forever.” ~