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!