So I will try each week to share a verse and hopefully we can
share our thoughts and experiences or go off on a total tangent.
And I guess I'll start off with one my husband I have been talking
about quite a bit recently:
This is the day which the LORD has
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
I never thought much about this verse before. It's in a hymn. We
sing it at church. Everyone knows the verse. But I never really
pondered it until someone said to me, "This is the day the Lord has
made . . . " referring to Mattias' funeral.
And I think this is one of the hardest things I've had to
struggle with as a Christian. Most people are incredibly supportive
and compassionate. But I've been told by a few that grief is not
for the Christian and 1Thessalonians 4:13 and this verse come
But I thought I'd start here because this verse has been
incredibly encouraging to me. In a way, that's what my Easter post
was about last year.
This is the day the Lord has made, but
we can rejoice in it because "this day" isn't today. It's the day
our risen King takes His place at the throne and calls us through
the gate of the Lord, "through which the righteous may enter."
"This day" is the day of our salvation.
My today can be filled with hurt and sorrow and tears and I can
wish I were called for a different path even as Christ cried out
for this cup to be taken from Him.But I know, too, that death has
been conquered and that I am destined for a place where no tears
And in this I can rejoice.
The stone the builders rejected
has become the
the Lord has done this,
and it is marvelous
in our eyes.
This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be
glad in it.
~Psalm 118:22 -