In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep . . . And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Genesis 1:1-5
I have often thought about the fact that God could have created the whole world in one day. But he didn’t. Each single day of creation was a miracle. A miracle.
I can easily picture him sitting on the back porch of heaven, sipping a sweet tea and just taking it all in. He wasn’t rushing forward into the next day’s miracle, or stressing out about what to create next. I doubt he had a “creation to-do list” with color-coded checkboxes. He simply enjoyed the accomplishment of the day; and he did it each and every day of creation.
But we aren’t God, and if you’re like me (at all!), you probably don’t take the time to enjoy the triumphs of today. Instead, you run headlong into the next stress-filled day, your to-do list in hand, ready to cram as much as humanly possible into every second of tomorrow.
Dear friend, today’s triumphs are better than tomorrow’s to-dos. Let’s follow our Creator’s example and revel in the miracle of today.
“God thank you that you so lovingly showed us how to enjoy each and every day. Allow us to open our hearts and our minds to the joy that comes with living in the miracle of today. Amen.”