Last Saturday I wrote a post entitled Last Day but during the next week it seemed that over and over I heard the words, "It's a new day." Each time, the words were spoken with energy, hope and resolve. What a gift a "new day" is. We all need New Days--turning points; pivotal moments in our lives that are as unscripted as a brand new journal, fresh as newly fallen snow.
I've had a few New Days and I hope for more. I spent some time today reflecting on some of mine and was going to write about them, but I think the point I want to make is that I'm grateful that they exist at all.
I am thankful that we are Works in Progress and that a relationship with God is dynamic, vibrant, intimate and filled with hope.
I sometimes think of the twelve men who were Jesus's first intimates, What did he see in them? What does he see in us? I can tell you.. He sees possibility. He sees what we can be when we turn in our cards; "give up:" have a "Last Day;" Surrender All. Just like the disciples who remained after Jesus's crucifixion, and stood on the brink of the ultimate New Day, They emptied themselves and were filled with the Holy Spirit and that was when people saw something inexplicable in human terms--courage where there had been fear; boldness where there had been weakness; love and sacrifice and changed lives. Change is possible. We are Possibilities in Waiting. God is waiting, just waiting for us to be empty enough for him. I am in for that kind of New Day.