I’m reminded of something so touching this morning.
I had the honor of painting this verse for my darling friend on her wedding anniversary last month. As I sat and watched her pull the wrapping paper away, tears began to fill her eyes. She traced the square frame with her fingers over and over, reading the hand-lettered words. For almost a full minute, “Oh,” was all she could say.
My eyes filled with tears too. “It’s… so special.” This verse was her late husband’s favorite verse, and their chosen verse as a couple. When I asked why, she explained: “Whenever we had a rough day or things weren’t going well, he always recited this verse. “This is the day the Lord has MADE; let us rejoice and BE GLAD”. He would say today may be a struggle, and life right now may be hard, but it is a day CREATED by God. That alone is a reason to celebrate! That alone is the reason we can have joy!” Oh my soul.
Hoping that in the midst of a struggle or deep hurt today, you find joy knowing that Jesus created this day. There is overflowing gladness to be found it in. You have a reason to celebrate.
Be reminded of that today, sweet friend 💛