Today Is Sacred


Today is sacred. Actually, every day is sacred.

We are in danger of forgetting that as a culture and society.

I don’t know if it stems from setting aside certain days ‘holy’ (the origin of holidays) that turns the every day into ‘normal’ and mundane. I don’t know if it the nature of our work life or if it is a consequence of moving away from agrarian life and depending on the seasons.

But something happened where the every day became a code word or a buzz word for monotonous and plodding. This is a great tragedy because most of our days are these ‘average’ days. No wonder we look forward to holidays and long weekends so much.

What a missed opportunity!  Can you imagine what it would look like if believed that today was special in and of itself?

Not only would today, then, become sacred – but by extension, every day would become sacred.

You would wake up to the most magnificent implication of ‘being an Easter people’: today really matters.

Today matters because it is the first day of the rest of your life. Today might be the only day you have. Today is full of possibilities. What you do today will set the tone for the rest of your days.

  • You are loved today
  • You were redeemed for today
  • God wants to use you today
  • Somebody needs what you have to offer today

 

This week we begin a journey as a church to find something special, something sacred, in the every day. I hope that you will get the book and follow along – maybe even join the conversation.  Who knows … maybe today will turn out to be something really special.

1 Comment

  1. SUNDOWN

    It is a very interesting perspective from the ancient Jewish tradition of treating Sundown as a pause to the beginning of a new day.

    Sundown is a beautiful time to stop. Stop work, unplug, sit with God and ask “How shall we spend the next 24 hours?” One sure way to restful sleep is knowing I can hit the ground running in the morning.

    Sundown is a time of discernment, when I ponder consequences and shift my priorities. It’s making plans while remaining open to how God might use me. It’s every good intention from the bottom of my heart.

    Sundown is check-in time: How am I doing God? I know I can do better.

    Sundown is that painful honesty that exposes my inaction and knowing God loves me still.

    Sundown is a beautiful time to stop…and start again.

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