Friday, September 24, 2010

A Better Day

This week has been one of those weeks. Sometimes we have “one of those days” where everything that can go wrong does, but this has been one of those weeks.

We have made visits to hospitals, hospice, and homes.

We have had death and disease.

We have seen sentencing and suffering.

We have given counsel and received criticism.

And those are just unique circumstances. There are still the daily things that bring people down, like war, poverty, and a list of prayer requests a mile long.

I’m sure that all who are touched by these hard times want just one thing: a better day. If you lose a loved one today, tomorrow has to be a better day. If you are diagnosed today, tomorrow has to be a better day.

But these better days still do little to help when we have one of those days. Or weeks.

Ultimately, you and I are just pilgrims passing through this life on earth (I Peter 2:11). As long as we live here we can expect hard times to come our way. Hey, even Jesus Himself said that in John 16:33.

We can expect to keep having some of those days until that real better day comes. For those of us who believe in Jesus Christ and have given our lives to Him, we will experience this in heaven.

Speaking to His disciples about heaven, Jesus said that where He is (heaven), we can be also (John 14:3). Paul added his two cents to that idea by saying, “So shall we ever be with the Lord (I Thessalonians 4:17).”

Christians, in this world we will have tribulation, but in the next world we will have Jesus.

If today has been one of those days, know that a better day is coming.

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