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…”