Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Day Before

“My times are in Your hand.”
(Psalm 31:15, NKJV)

September 11, 2001. A day permanently seared into our collective memory. Nearly everyone can recall exactly where they were when they learned of the events of that day. It’s become a defining moment for this generation. Events are recorded and noted as being pre or post 9-11.

I awoke to the news on my clock radio. A plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. In the following hours, and then days, weeks, and months, the world focused on New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I can still picture the news coverage and feel the fear and anger of that day.

But what about the day prior? September 10, 2001 How many of us can recall the events of that day? For most of us, it was likely just another ordinary Monday. Summer was fading. The first glimpses of autumn had arrived. I was probably grading tests and preparing lessons for the rest of the week. Nothing memorable.

“This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in It.”
(Psalm 118:24, NKJV)

What is it we choose to do in those mundane moments during life’s ordinary days?
If you knew disaster was going to strike tomorrow, what would you do?

Forgive someone?
Repay a debt?

I wonder how many people want to be able to turn the calendar back to September 10, 2001. How many of us have moments in our lives where we long to have done things differently? God wants us to live each day fully without a cloud of regret hanging over our heads.

Today I will take a moment to be thankful for the ordinary days in my life and ask God to show me what to say or do before tomorrow arrives.

“I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments.”
(Psalm 119:60, NKJV)  


  1. The gift of an ordinary day...thanks so much for this! I'm going to out today and enjoy my very ordinary Saturday with a new-found sense of appreciation.

  2. "Today I will take a moment to be thankful for the ordinary days in my life and ask God to show me what to say or do before tomorrow arrives." Fantastic post, Seema! Thanks for this awesome reminder to ask for His guidance.

  3. That's true, you don't normally think about the day before. It is a great reminder to make sure you don't leave this world with any regrets. Excellent post.

  4. So true! I vividly remember THE day, but not Monday. What would I have done different?

  5. Fabulous thoughts, Seema. EVERY day is His. No regrets.

  6. I had planned to blog today about that very topic. You said it best. Well done.

  7. This is a test to see why my comment doesn't have my picture and blogger logo.

  8. Ahh. I've been doing it wrong. Imagine that.

  9. Excellent ideas here to reflect upon, Seema.

  10. Thank you for your comments. Hope everyone had a blessed day.



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