Did you ever get up in the morning feeling rotten, only to see a dismal sky and an appliance on the fritz? And then you stumble to the computer, surf to The Oo Kingdom, and the greeting on the Home page says, “God made this day beautiful… really!” You mutter through gritted teeth, “Yeah, right! What do you know, anyway?”
I may not know very much, but this one thing I do know: God did in fact make this day beautiful, even if much of that beauty is somehow hidden from our eyes. Let me illustrate:
At the creation (Genesis, chapter 1), God paused at the end of each day to survey what He had made that day. The Bible says that He “saw that it was good.” Certainly if the creation was good enough to satisfy a holy God, it should satisfy us as well. The trouble with us humans is, that we are scarcely ever satisfied!
Think of it: the earth, planets, sun, moon and stars were made perfectly, each following its respective orbit in an orderly fashion. All of the trees, plants, birds, fish and other creatures live on the earth in perfect harmony, except where interrupted by battles (“survival of the fittest”) or by man’s arrogant stupidity (translate: “progress”). God made it all perfect; it is mankind that has messed it all up.
Granted, a lot of bad things happen much of the time… often purely by coincidence or accident. But when things break down or a person becomes ill or even dies, God is not at fault. He may allow evil to befall us to strengthen our spirit or for some other unknown reason, but God doesn’t intentionally make bad things happen to good people. On the other hand, it’s natural for us to question God when such things do happen. That doesn’t make it right, only natural.
We, as true believers in Jesus Christ (see The Way to Eternal Life, in a Nutshell), have something very beautiful to reflect upon each day. For Christ Himself laid down His life for us to save us from our sins. His love and mercy will be with us forever! Check out these Scriptures:
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Peter 3:18
It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
All quotes are from the Holy Bible, King James Version.
There are a lot more precious promises where these came from!
So tomorrow morning, when you get up, if everything looks dismal and dark, don’t condemn yourself to another day of sulking. Just look up! God really did make this day (and every day) beautiful… and for that we should be very thankful.