Elsie is completely aware of the morning miracle — She wakes up and bouncing around she communicates: “we’re alive and have another chance to do something for God.” She has this infectious attitude, and I love her for it.
“Today!”, even if it’s Monday? Depends on how I see my problems, doesn’t it?
If I view my problems through the lens of God being powerful, my problems seem small. And I know he’s got me in his hand. God is big and everything else diminished. I can lean back in Him and rest. I’m satisfied.
If I view my God through the lens of my problems He is diminished. I’m thinking “what have you done for me lately, God?” My dissatisfaction compounds into worry. I try to measure my progress, ranking myself against the things of the world. I’m driven to succeed in some ways, and the satisfaction only lasts for a minute and then I have to pursue something else.
“For he says, ‘In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.’ I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Cor. 6:2
Elsie is right. “It’s Today!” says everything I need to know. The gift of today is sufficient for my needs and I won’t waste it thinking regretfully of yesterday, or worrying about tomorrow.