Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A New Day

Most mornings I listen to local news-talk radio station on my drive into the office. As a "news junkie" I like to catch-up on what may have happened overnight and maybe receive a "heads-up" on the day's events.

I also like to hear the traffic reports. Sometimes I can tell the interstate is backed-up before I even reach Cobb Parkway. As I hear the reports and drive over I-75, I offer a brief prayer of thanksgiving that my day doesn't start with a long commute.

My favorite part of the broadcast is the weather report. It can be comforting (or frustrating) to know if I have dressed weather-appropriate. This particular meteorologist has developed a "meter" whereby he rates the weather for the day on a "1" (it's going to be miserable- go back home and go to bed) to "10" scale (perfect for the time of year). A "10" is even emphasized with the ringing of a bell!

Wouldn't it be nice to have some sort of meter that could project the day on more than just the weather? The clouds of disappointment, conflict, and fear sometimes obscure the sunshine of opportunity, friendship, and faith.

Or, maybe, each day we could rejoice and be glad for this is the day the Lord has made! Ding!

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