Psalm 118:24 - This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
It’s a New Day. It’s a New Year. There’s nothing particularly special or spiritual about this day, except that it marks a moment in our calendar and in our collective subconscious of starting over. Someone said that January is the Monday of the year. No one really praises or celebrates Mondays, but bemoans them. We sing about “Manic Mondays” and pout because people have “A Case of the Monday’s”. Why don’t we do the same thing with January?
The first day of January, the first day of the New Year is a time to start again, to wipe the slate clean, to have a new beginning. It’s a time for resolutions and promises. We have goals of greatness and plans of executions. And then the “Tuesday” of the year, February, comes around the bend and our attention is to something else.
The Psalmist writes, “This is the day the Lord has made.” This is not just an arbitrary, out of nowhere segue. It’s part of a prophetic word about the revelation of Christ. The day when Christ comes, when He is revealed, is a day that God has ordained and set aside. It’s a day to celebrate and rejoice for the salvation given to man.
That’s how we should look at each day. It’s a day to celebrate newness, life, restoration, redemption, and salvation. Each day is a day to start again and afresh. We can still resolve and have goals of greatness. We can change and make things right because Christ has come to make all things new!
It’s a New Day today. It’s a New Year today. It’s a day, because of Christ’s revelation, to rejoice and be glad!