IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY

blog: Max Dawson
February 8, 2016
Nothing but blue skies and sunshine in Beaumont, Texas today. It’s supposed to be like that all week long with low temps in the 40s and highs in the 70s. Virtually no chance of rain through Saturday.
And yesterday was just like that also. I love sunshine. I love the feeling of coming to worship God on a cool sunshiny morning, don’t you?
I spoke to Norman Collins at worship yesterday. Norman is a faithful Christian, 91 years old. I exclaimed to him, “What a beautiful day! It’s just perfect isn’t it?”
Norman replied, “When you are my age, every day is a beautiful day!”
I think his words were one of the best expressions of thanksgiving that I have ever heard. He was thanking God for another day of life. He was thanking God that he could serve him one more day.
Brother Collins is an upbeat person. He always seems to be happy and wearing a smile. I like being around people like that, don’t you. They bring a little sunshine into everyone’s life.
May God increase the number of people who carry that disposition in life.

THE FINAL WORD

“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
So says . It is always good to rejoice in the Lord. And it is good to be glad for the things our God has provided for us.
It is sometimes the case that folks quote the above verse and apply it to a day of worship or just to the every day occurrence that appears on the calendar. The idea is that God has given us the day; it is a blessing from Him; we should rejoice.
There is nothing wrong with daily rejoicing, but is about something much bigger than that. This portion of that psalm is about the time of the Messiah–the time of Jesus the Christ.
follows two verses that are prophetic of Christ. Read :
22 – The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
23 – This was the LORD’S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.
Jesus quoted this very text in , and applied it to himself. Peter also made reference to it in , as well as .
Thus, the statement in is certainly Messianic in nature and applies to the gospel age itself. It speaks of the day of Christ–the time in which we now live.
We should rejoice and be glad because we are the recipients of the blessings God gives us in the gospel age.
That is something to be happy about every day! Let your face show it.

Blessings to you,
–Max

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