Today is the day for _________. As a caregiver you could fill in that blank a dozen times or more. Doctor’s appointments, a new procedure you’re just learning, urgent calls for help, today’s laundry…you know the list well. One thing you know for sure – this day is not your own. Much of this day will be built around the needs of your loved one.
You can cope with this day’s demands, checking off items on your all-too- familiar “to-do” list. You can let the requirements rule your day and shape your attitude, or…
You can commit this day – and whatever it may bring – the routine or the unexpected – to our ever-present, ever-watching, ever-guiding Lord. Let your troubled heart rest in the firm assurance that “this is the day that the LORD has made”. Then, at the least hint of doubt or darkness, declare that “we will be glad in it”. (Psalm 118:24)
Go ahead. Let your heart sing. “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness, come into his presence with singing.” (Psalm 100:1,2)
“Rejoice in the Lord, and again I say rejoice.” Amen.
Photo courtesy of Ken Jones, copyright 2016