This is the day The Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
When I walked from my home this morning, a golden orb hung in the sky. It was a new, foreign thing and it brought with it another surprise—heat!
It has been a long, cold winter, and it only makes one delight even more in the cameo of the formerly repressed sun, and the beautiful affect it has—I only wore one jacket to work today!
And it is days like these—Gospel days in and of themselves—that can remind us that God not only created this world, but created an avenue for sinners to find their way back to Him. After a pilgrim-esque few months, a rugged, frigid time, wherein leafless trees hunkered under the weight of ice and animals had left or died, the sun came out, the snow melted away, the birds returned. Each spring becomes a fetching picture of a God who renews our world, and does the same to our hearts.
And when we trade out the picture—beautiful as it is—for the thing it stands for, we can truly rejoice and be glad. We have the sun and its warmth, but even more than that, we have peace with God, the inner warmth of salvation, perfect as a spring day.
Indeed, this is the day The Lord has made. He made it new, as He will make all His children. Let us rejoice and be glad in the newness He brings, and let us enjoy the brilliant warmth of his light.