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September 18, 2020

“Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.” Psalm 145:2

As the fourth week of school winds down for our family, we are definitely settling into a routine. Life is filled with quotidian tasks. Every day we make lunches. Every day we decide which masks to wear. Every day we fill out the health-screening questionnaire. Every day I sit down and write a blog post. Well, today’s post is about the everyday moments.

If you’re not careful, these can grind you down; it’s not called a daily grind for nothing! Our psalm for this Sunday reminds us that the everyday tasks need not be monotonous, and certainly need not be joyless. Indeed, the psalmist declares, “Every day I will bless you.” Every day!

No, I will not descend into schmaltz. A positive attitude is nice, but it can’t overcome life’s big challenges or small hurts all on its own. But our praise of God is rooted in something much deeper. The clarity we find is not rose colored. Today is a day to remember that Christ died for us; that Christ lives for us; that we are forgiven and free. So, whatever else your day has in store, remember that you are free in Christ. Take a moment to bless the Lord, for the Lord is blessing you today.

Be well, friends. You are loved.

Thank you, God, for all that you have done, for all that you are doing, for all that you will do! Today we bless your name; may our lives be blessings to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Image: Brothers reading in the guest bed, early in the morning, a daily event.

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