This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Story has it that Pastor/Writer F. W. Boreham took lodgings in the home of Old Bessie, the widow of a local pastor, when traveling through England. One morning he noticed some words etched into one of the windows: “This is the day!” At breakfast he asked Bessie about it.
“I have had a lot of trouble in my time,” she explained. “Each morning when I woke up I felt as though I had the weight of the world upon me. Then one day when I was very upset about things, I sat down and read the 118th Psalm. When I came to the 24th verse, I stopped. It flashed upon me like a burst of sunshine on a gloomy day.” With a glass-cutting tool from the kitchen, Bessie etched the words on the windowpane: This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
“There!” she thought. “Now I’ll see that little bit of Bible every morning when I draw the blind.”1
Even biblical characters as courageous as Joshua needed to learn to keep a good attitude despite circumstances. So did Old Bessie. So do we! Let’s rejoice today & be glad in Him!