We’ve just had the longest day of the year - from now on the days will begin to draw in. So many of my friends and family members would exclaim, “Oh no, that’s the beginning of the downward trend”. We all enjoy the lovely long evenings, though not many of us might see the sun come up around 4.00am at the moment. The in expression would be ‘I go to bed when it’s daylight and I wake up when it’s daylight’. I live in southeast England but the further north we go we would find the darkness disappears and the night is almost non-existent. However, six months from now the converse will be true. The in expression will be ‘I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark’. Should you live in one of the cities with skyscrapers, you would complain that I never see the sun because it never rises high enough to shine on the streets below.
As I watched the dawn this morning, I thought that today is God's gift and it will only be here for one day. No matter what is going on around and within me I can bless Him today, whether in the big or the little things. I can thank Him for the big or the little things and ask Him to help me in the difficult things, whether they loom large or small. For it is His day, not mine.
We cannot live today again. The challenge is to make it a day to remember, not one of regret.