Today is the "big Day!
Today I was handed a very interesting piece of paper. On it the adult writes about her/his childhood. It speaks volumes about the type of home this child enjoyed. God give us the wisdom and intentionality to create such a home. Let's listen in on the reflections:
"My parents brought me up in a beautiful world of anticipation, be it ever so small. I looked forward, counting days, hours and minutes to some 'big day.' Then I'd awaken before dawn on the 'big day.' I would whisper over and over: 'Today is the big day." Just the anticipation was fun. The excitement of it being a 'big day' stayed with me until exhausted I'd fall asleep dreaming about that day."
Someone wrote: "Today is for the dictates of your heart. Today is God's gift, the chrysalis of eternity."
There is no statement more shocking than: "I'm bored, I don't know what to do with my time." To grasp "today" which will not and cannot last, consider:
"Today is for giving, forgiving, creating, recreating, singing, and praising. Today is a day for smiling, laughing, learning, adventuring, touching, and meditating. Today is the day for thinking, planning, listening, sharing and encouraging.
"Today is the day for sowing, growing, searching, dreaming, discerning, persisting and thanking. Today is the day for choosing, trusting, sympathizing, empathizing, loving, caring and giving. Today is the day for playing, preparing, attempting, producing, daring and doing.
"Hours have wings and they fly up to the Author of time and carry the news of our usage. All our prayers cannot persuade one of them to either return or to slacken their pace. The misspent minutes of every hour are a new record held in heaven. Surely, if we all thought of this, we would dismiss them with better reports and not allow them to fly upward to heaven empty-handed."
Scripture reminds us:
"“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESV)
Today is the interval between time and eternity, the bridge between the two, a bridge of infinite importance. Today is your 'big day.' How will you use it?