From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
~ Psalm 113:3
I think we often take for granted so many things. The sun rises. Our alarm clocks go off. The water pours out from the faucet. We expect the Kerig to make the same noise prior to making that first cup of coffee, and the known voices of morning program hosts are familiar from the other room as you get ready to head out the door to start the day.
We simply expect this because we create habits, and all of this is in response to what we have come to know to be "normal.
Today has been an unusual Friday. I am preparing for a wedding later this evening on the beach in Galveston, and I am working around the home, enjoying a day off.
Today's psalm is a reminder that while the day has many normal features, God has already been tirelessly doing extraordinary projects to ensure my day begins with the sun, water, and all of the things that bring comfort to my life.
I realize that I want for nothing, and I find within, two words... "Thank you..."
So often we spend our life wanting for nothing, because as another Psalm, the 23rd, also reminds that "surely goodness and mercy shall follow each of us."
I hope that each of us find our life filled with comfort, I do realize that if our encounter with the day becomes challenging, even in these moments God is working to make things better for each of us.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.