This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
But I am challenged to realize the fresh truth it contains for me this day. I think this is the psalmist's way of saying:
“Be where your sandals are!!”
He is urging me to live fully in this day.
I know how easy it is...
- to distract myself in anticipation or anxiety about upcoming days or weeks,
-to lose myself in looking back with nostalgia or regret.
No, he says,
stand with both your feet planted firmly in this day - the day the LORD has made-
and choose to find the joy in it.
This is all I have, the only place I can live my life today, in.this.day.
I don't even have a day.
I only have moments,
strung together like jewels
on my life's thin strand.
to pause to say thank you,
to take a deep breath
and expand my soul in worship of the One who has given them to me,
the One who has given me this day.