Today is Monday (where I am). That’s a fact! Today is a perfect day. That’s also a fact.
Is our situation necessarily perfect? Perhaps not, but let’s not allow our situation, nor our perception of it, to cause us to lose sight of the beautiful opportunity Today presents for us to take a step or two towards making our situation better!
Being alive TODAY gives us a perfect chance to start afresh and redouble our efforts in pursuit of the changes we seek. So let us take a moment to change our perspective and see the beautiful individual we are, with all the potential within us to accomplish whatever we set out to achieve today.
Because our situation, however imperfect, does not have to define the kind of day we have TODAY and EVERY DAY!
Yes – life sometimes throws us many curve balls. Sometimes they come when we are at the peak of our prowess, whether it be in business, sports, or Academia. Bad things happen.
BUT…how can we get beyond them? How can we move along when the odds are so stacked against us? How can we begin to pick up the pieces?
Being alive provides all the evidence we need. Yes we sometimes need encouragement from others; we might need physical, emotional and material support … lots of it. But one thing is certain: Life provides the opportunity for renewal. It provides the opportunity for restoration. It provides opportunity for us to harness the indomitable spirit that is deep within us, and which can provide the impetus we need to achieve great things.
Things might not be the way we want; our circumstances might not allow us to enjoy the things we dream of. Nevertheless life always provides us with a promise of hope. Life provides the opportunity for Renewal!
We might not see a way out, nor through, nor over, nor around, but if we believe in our strength and our capacity to overcome; if we see being alive as a demonstration of the endless possibilities that are there to be attained; and above all if we place our faith and confidence in the One who promises to never leave us nor forsake us, then we certainly will NOT go under.
Another journey across the earth begun As a new day dawns with the rising sun Bursting forth in resplendent glory Once again echoing the amazing story To every tongue, every tribe and nation That Hope rises…again
In the midst of the sadness and the gloom Another beautiful flower starts to bloom And you know beyond any shadow of doubt No matter what you are feeling ‘sad’ about That this is yet another indication That Hope rises…again
Though your heart is filled with pain And your tears seem to flow like rain Hovering above the lush green fields that grow Beyond the hills you can see the rainbow Providing yet another demonstration That Hope rises…again
Consider the fishes in the seas as they swim The birds in the air as they dance and sing Every single aspect of God’s wondrous creation He made you more special than each and every one Exult at the thought, bask in the realization That HOPE RISES…AGAIN!