The birth of a new day

Published 8:30 am Friday, October 11, 2019

Psalm 110:3 says this, “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.”
Recently, I was intrigued with the analogies in this verse. The womb of the morning and the dew of thy youth spoke volumes to me about how we should view and understand each new day.
Oftentimes, we do not recognize the value of a day, or the opportunities that a day will present. Here in this verse we see the Psalmist compare the morning to a womb that is getting ready to birth a new day, and our youthfulness as the sweet dew that has settled upon the ground. In our youthfulness, we can embrace the day, and accomplish much for the glory of the Lord!
The day should be viewed as a new opportunity, and a way to start fresh. There is nothing like coming out into the cool morning air and taking a deep breath knowing a new day has dawned and what happened yesterday is behind us. Paul says this in Philippians 3:13b, “…. but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.” With the dawning of each new day, we start completely over, and we have another chance to make a difference. The morning is a newborn baby waiting on us to embrace it, and watch it grow into maturity as night falls. As we lay upon our bed, we need to know that we made the most of today and that every minute was purposeful and useful. I hate to think of how many days are wasted. Psalm 90:12 says, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” I believe we are numbering our days when we view each day as a birth with the rising of the sun!
Though my son, Grayson, is now 13, I remember his birth like it was yesterday. It is a memory burned into my mind and heart! I do not think I will ever get over seeing his face or hearing his cry for the first time. I knew my life had changed for the better, and a new opportunity had been presented to me. I was a dad at that moment! My wife, Dara, had a very strenuous pregnancy. I watched her go through lots of pain and suffering over the course of nine months, but especially in the last trimester. She refused to complain about what she was enduring. She knew in her heart the joy that was coming! Psalm 30:5b states, “…. weeping may endure for a night, but joy [cometh] in the morning.” Dara
had been through the night of suffering, but when that little boy was placed on her chest, she felt the joy of the Lord! All the pain seemed to vanish for the moment when she embraced her new son. I will never forget the look on her face!
She was overwhelmed with emotion, and it was obvious she was going to do everything to nurture and protect this child. As Grayson has grown, bigger and taller than Dara is now, she continues to do the same. I have a profound respect for my wife, and honestly, all women!
I wonder how life would be if we greeted each day like a birth. If we viewed the sun coming up as hearing that first cry and looking steadfastly on a new little face, I think we would walk through our days much differently. Just as a newborn baby, the day is fragile and will only last for what seems a moment. We must savor every drop of every day! As much as I would like to go back and hold Grayson one more time as an infant, gaze into his little eyes, and watch him wrap his little fingers around mine, those days are sealed shut in the past! We must make today count and live everyday as if it were our last.
Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
God gives us mercy and grace new every morning to face the day ahead, and because of that we can go forth and make each day count! We are like the dew of the morning in a dry and thirsty land. As you watch the sun rise over these beautiful east Tennessee mountains, be aware that you just witnessed the birth of a unique day, and there will never be another day like this one. As every child is different and presents new challenges and opportunities, so is every new day! Wow! With each new day we are blessed to live, we can see the glory of the Lord! Let’s go enjoy today. In the words of the group, Alabama,
“So give me one more shot I’ll give it all I’ve got
Let me open my eyes to a new sunrise I pray
Give me one more chance I’ll learn to dance the dance
Well I’m satisfied just being alive give me one more day.”
(The Solution Column is provided by Pastor Brandon Young of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, Hampton.)

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