Grace and peace on this Wonderful Wednesday Dear Hearts Today IS a day that the Lord has made. “Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
My study this morning landed in Philippians. It started with a search for “the Lord is at hand” after I read the news declaring victory for the liberal left in California and was told of a wildfire threatening the small mountain community where Mr. L taught for the last two decades of his career. My search brought me here:
Rejoice in the Lord always;Philippians 4:4-5
again I will say, Rejoice.
Let all men know your forbearance.
The Lord is at hand.
I’ve spent the last hour scrolling through my follow-up search for the word REJOICE.
In Proverbs I found God’s Word on my political concerns and thought to myself, “yeah, millions are groaning in California this morning.”
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.Proverbs 29:2
But, right there in the next reference I found this: REJOICE!
An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man (or woman) sings and rejoices.Proverbs 29:6
The references go on and on, and on . . .
The Lord IS at hand — and His directions for me — REJOICE! Don’t groan and grumble and rehearse the bad news. REJOICE!
My prayer for all of us today, take a few minutes to meditate on God’s command to rejoice — despite all that is negative in our world. He is God. He is GOOD! This is a day He had made — REJOICE!