Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

December Twenty-sixth

on January 9, 2022

Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

“Real” trees have been dropped off at designated locations; artificial ones are stored away in garages; yard decorations have been taken down for another year.

Tinsel and precious ornaments are nestled in protective papers; garland is put away in specially-labeled boxes; wreaths and outdoor lights are kept on high shelves until next winter.

Christmas is now past. 

In fact, the day after Christmas I was in our local drugstore where employees were already working on Valentine’s Day displays!


When the store manager overheard the comment I made to my husband, he interrupted our conversation. “That’s the way it is, folks. Nowadays all people do is live from one holiday to the next. Retailers never miss a beat. We just keep the season’s merchandise on the shelves.”

How sad, I thought later. Always looking ahead to the next celebration, never content with today.

I opened my Bible to a familiar verse. I’d read it—even quoted it—numerous times.

Now, it took on new meaning as I thanked God for December 26th. A “plain day” with no special label that I was aware of— another day the Lord made.

A day to make memories with family, serve in my community, even do house work. A day with endless possibilities.

Another day to rejoice and be glad!

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