Peter: So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.
Dr. S: What about today? Is today the worst day of your life?
Dr. S: Wow, that's messed up.
I don't have a clue why this scene played back in my head. One of those random things - maybe Damien's lyrics cued it. Many of my friends are living this way - somehow they've allowed situations to convince them into believing that today is bad - that tomorrow has potential, but more than likely it will be worse than today.
Sometimes I get trapped here, but not often. My revelation is that for those who attempt to follow Jesus - for those of us that are honestly trying - today is potentially ... no, today is definitely the best day of our lives. And tomororw will only be better. At a minimum, each day brings us one step closer to death - a temporary passing that brings a holy encounter with our Maker who loves us so much. Eternity in paradise is one step closer, today.
Sure, sometimes I forget. Last night I was thrown a curveball that hit me in the gut ... I wasn't prepared to bat. I hit an emotional low. My friend Brandon quickly grounded me with an all-curable remedy (launching 2 liters of BigK hundreds of feet in the air to watch them explode in the street - followed by an original song written in high school). Try it sometime. Thanks, Brandon.
So I'll take my base. Indeed, joy transcends all. And welcome to the best day of my life. Yes, even as I clean the kitchen.
Welcome to 2006. It's bound to be the best year of my life. Psalm 118:24 guarantees it. Look it up.