Sunday, December 16, 2012

Today by Cindy Holtzclaw

Psalm 118:24 NKJV

This is the day which the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.

While shopping for our annual Labor Day dinner for our special friends from our beloved church and family members, I was overwhelmed by the barrage of Halloween decorations in the stores.  It was only September 1st.  Halloween was 61 days away!!

It reminded me of how we often live our lives: on January 2nd we are planning Valentine’s Day; on February 15 we are bombarded with ideas for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th.  By May 1st Easter was lost in Easter bunnies and baskets.  The real reason for Easter was just a blip on the electronic screen of our lives.

When did we stop anticipating the Reason for the Season without planning the agenda for the next holiday?  What if we pondered and prayed for guidance on how to represent our faith at Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas or a regular day?

May we let our faith and His message shine through us in this HIS day!


Thank you dear Father for each day you give us be it a holiday or an ordinary day.  May we honor you each and every day. Amen.

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