Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 9/22/17

“How was your day?”

Lorra and I have this habit we’ve developed over the course of 46 years of marriage. In the morning we part ways with a kiss and a good-bye – in the evening we meet again with a question: “How was your day?” The responses vary from “nothing out of the ordinary” to “do you really want to know?” Fact of the matter is even the best of planning cannot guarantee positive outcomes. Way too many variables to accurately predict the course of one’s daily affairs. Nonetheless, the admonition of the psalmist is to “rejoice” for this day and every day is a gift from God.

The following offers a reasonable example of how even the best layed of plans can go awry:

“A rich man was determined to give his mother a birthday present that would outshine all
others. He read of a bird that had a vocabulary of 4000 words, could speak in numerous
languages and sing 3 operatic arias. He immediately bought the bird for $50,000 and had it
delivered to his mother. The next day he phoned to see if she had received the bird. “What did you think of the bird?” he asked.

She replied, “It was delicious.”

I can’t help but wonder how the rich man responded when he got home and his wife asked the
proverbial question: “How was your day?” I pray your day goes better than his. Be blessed.