Today Is a Gift

DIMENSIONS:  36-1/2”W X 35-1/2”H

DESCRIPTION:  Babatunde Olatunji, a 20th-century Nigerian percussionist, once wrote, “Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  And today?  Today is a gift.  That’s why we call it the present.”

 

Each morning I am reminded of how precious each day is to every person.  When I drive to work, I thank God for the beauty of another day and the opportunities it gives me.  My prayer is that I can be an instrument of His goodness.

 

The past two months have brought sorrow very close to me.  A friend from church just lost both her sister and mother to cancer; my dearest and longest friend has been diagnosed with lymphoma and has had major abdominal surgery to remove tumors; a close teaching cohort just lost her only daughter, aged 23, to ovarian cancer.

 

As I was thinking about how precious each day is--since we don’t know how many we will be allotted--I realized that Christians can always look forward to another day.  Even if life comes to a close on earth, the hope of a new day in heaven is a joy to anticipate!

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