A Time to Rejoice…

by Janice

Today I am celebrating.

Today I am not worrying about the future, or lingering over the past. Today I am rejoicing in the gift of “right now” – all the hope and beauty of it, untainted by any fears or future struggles.

I know that there will be pain in my tomorrows. I know that there is chance I may never even get to meet this new little life sprouting inside me until I see Heaven. I know my world could fall apart tomorrow.

But I have today. And today is good. Today there is room for hope – tons of room. And I will delight in it. I will dance and swirl around. I will laugh and sing. And I will praise my gracious Lord and thank Him over and over and over.

This may seem an obvious response to good news. I have heard that some people live this way every day. But I don’t. I usually carry my fears around, holding them up so that somehow they can protect me from disappointment when suffering hits. It is ridiculous I know – but that is what I do.

But today I am not going to. In fact I think I won’t do it all week…maybe all month…maybe longer. Maybe this is where I will live – in the moment, squeezing the joy out of every second of good I have down here on earth. And on the days when the good is hard to find, I will savor the Good to come.

Yes, today I am celebrating.

“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
…a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance…”
Ecclesiastes 3:1,4

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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