Today

Someday I will have something profound to say.  Someday I will have a great story, or great revelation, or something incredibly encouraging to share. 

Someday.  Maybe.  Someday.

But  today is not that day. Today is not someday.  Today is, well, today.

So I’m not going to try to be profound. I don’t have a really great story.  I have no new revelation. And I don’t know that I have anything particularly encouraging to share.

What I do have is today.  It’s all any of us have, really.  And today I’m not focused on anything but  … today.

There is grace for today. There is strength for today. There is hope for today. There is peace for today. There is joy for today.

As long as I’m living in today … and not someday.

Someone very wise once said, “Why do you worry about tomorrow?”  I don’t know why, but sometimes I do.  And when I do, it’s not pretty.  It’s not much better when I place my hope in someday.  Worrying about tomorrow.  Hoping in someday.  They pretty much have the same effect … 

I miss today.  And missing today would have been sad. 

If I had missed today, I would have missed a spectacular azure blue sky splattered with  fluffy white clouds that seemed to have been painted by the Master Artist himself.  I would have missed the comfort of well-loved familiar surroundings, interspersed with the ever-changing wonder of creation, as I took my daily walk. I would have missed the satisfaction of completing a few simple tasks and the joy of simply being. I would have missed the blissful, holy hush hidden deep within a few precious moments of absolute stillness.  I would have missed the uncensored freedom of being where I was and feeling what I felt.  But more than all of this …

I would have missed him. 

God doesn’t live in someday.  He is the “I Am”–right here, right now–and he lives in today.

Maybe someday I will have something profound to say.  Maybe someday I will I will have a great story, or great revelation, or something incredibly encouraging to share. 

Someday. Maybe. Someday.

But today I have something better … today.  

I’m glad I didn’t miss it.


4 thoughts on “Today

  1. I chose to embrace today! Tomorrow can wait. But the wonderful person God gave me to love today could not. I am so glad I chose today! Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

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