We have a “closing time” ritual at Casa Dunbar. At 5:00 PM or so, I will call my husband to let him know that I am heading home from work. The drive is about 30 minutes, and usually when I arrive at the house, my man is standing in the driveway to greet me. We do a little hug and kiss thing as I exit the car, and he carries my lunch box and bag in to the back of the house. Everything gets plopped down on the kitchen counter, and we assume our positions — he has his back to the center island, and I stand in front of the opposite counter. Facing each other, the end of the day hug fest begins.
I look forward to this every day.
Once the embracing has ended, we each plop down on our favorite stools on either side of the island to face each other and unpack the events of the day.
I will usually begin by asking, “So, did you have a good day?”
I want to know how my man is doing. Did the day treat him well? Is he happy?
How do you define a good day? Does the sun shine brightly? Do the birdies sing? Does everything go your way?
Tonight at church, God got my attention and re-framed my definition of “The Good Life.” The pastor behind the pulpit mentioned that one of his favorite verses in the Bible is Psalms 119:71:
Well, how about them apples? Apparently, a good day has nothing to do with my happiness.
My interest was now piqued, so right there in the service, I grabbed my fancy phone and headed on over to Bible Gateway to do a quick keyword search. This exercise further expanded my new understanding of what is good when I reflect back on my day.
It is good
- to wait on His name (Psalms 52:9)
- to draw near to God and declare His good works (Psalms 73:28)
- to give thanks to the Lord and sing praise to His name (Psalms 119:71)
- to hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord (Lamentations 3:26)
Friend, today is a good day for a good day. May we never forget.
Something to think about…
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