As I write this (9/28), it’s “Ask a Stupid Question Day” and “Good Neighbor Day”. Tomorrow (9/29), it’s “National Coffee Day” and “National Starbucks Day”. In the past week, we have observed “Daughters Day” and “Sons Day”. Throughout the year, there is “National Bubble Wrap Day” (1/31), “National Pig Day” (3/1), “National Lazy Day” (8/10), “National Grouch Day” (10/15), and “National Whiners Day” (12/26). I guess you can whine about the Christmas presents you didn’t like.
It seems like every day is a holiday now. I believe most of this has been driven by social media. It gives folks a chance to post pictures and/or comment about their views about the given day. Some of it is good. It’s nice to recognize those we love on “Sons Day” or “Daughters Day” and the other days that celebrate the ones we love. Even our pets can be recognized on “Dog Day” (8/26), “Cat Day” (10/29) or “Hamster Day” (5/10). Some of it’s silly. Do we really need a “National Fruitcake Tossing Day” (1/3), “National Toothache Day” (2/9), or “National Cherry Popsicle Day” (8/26)?
It seems like everyone or everything will have their day. I’m beginning to get a little paranoid as I wonder if I forgot to call someone or send them a gift to celebrate their special day. I miss the good, old days when there were just a few holidays to keep up with and birthdays of family and friends to remember. Now, every day is a day to remember and attempt to acknowledge who needs to be celebrated that day.
As we think about all of these holidays and special days, let’s never forget that EVERY DAY is God’s day. We often refer to Sunday as “The Lord’s Day”. This is the day we gather for corporate worship. Growing up, I heard that “The Lord’s Day” was special. There is truth to this. When we gather with our church family at Fairlane for worship it is special. We come before God’s throne together and encourage each other as we do so.
Yet, every day is “the Lord’s Day.” Every day is a day spent serving Him and acknowledging his lordship in our lives. Every day is a day spent being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. Every day is a day of worship and acknowledgement of His goodness in our lives.
What day is it? It’s God’s Day. Celebrate it well and acknowledge the One who loves you more than any other.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24