This verse made me think of my daughter’s favorite movie that we literally watch at least twice a day, Chicken Little. Poor Chicken Little decides that he’s had enough of being the walking mistake and proudly announces, “Today is a new day.” Sounds simple, but when said with conviction it can be transforming.
These words remind us that each day is a gift and we should awake with joy in our hearts and praise on our lips for the privilege of living one more day. Whatever your yesterday was like, it is now a part of your past. Today is what matters right now. You and I have been given a fresh start in this day, full of promises from God. We don’t have to live in defeat because of yesterday’s mistakes. Nor do we glide along on the triumphs of days gone by. We have a choice to make today our priority and appreciate the beauty that it brings.
“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
(Psalm 118:24 NKJV)