A farmer’s clock ran amuck one morning and struck seventeen. The man of the house jumped up and ran all over the place, saying, “Get up, it’s later than it ever has been before!” It is later than it ever has been by God’s eternal timepiece. It is later than you think.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
We live on retrospect and anticipation. “Yesterday was so wonderful. How we did rejoice and how glad we were in it!” “Tomorrow will be a great day. We will rejoice and be glad then.” But today – that is different.
Distance lends enchantment to the view, so yesterday is haloed by the glory of the past. And anticipation does so exceed fulfillment that tomorrow looks better today. Between the two lies now and it suffers by comparison.
But true joy is not in days either past or present or to come but in Christ, and He is with us “all the days,” as He promised. He is the same yesterday, when we did rejoice. He is the same forever, all the tomorrows, through all eternity, when we shall rejoice. But He is also the same today, the day which the Lord hath made. We will be glad and rejoice in it, but better still in Him.