Do you have a favorite day of the week? I’m not sure if I have a favorite, but surprisingly, I’m kinda fond of Tuesdays. Tuesdays are typically ordinary days, aren’t they? They don’t get the bad wrap of Mondays, nor the excitement of Fridays. Nor do they have a prestigious name like “hump day.” (Unless there’s a nickname for Tuesdays I’m not aware of.) But, no matter, an ordinary Tuesday is a special kind of day for me.
What’s so special about an ordinary Tuesday?
Well, Tuesdays are my writing days. On Tuesdays I’m most often found at home, in my t-shirt and leggings, in front of my laptop with a cup of tea. With or without makeup on. With or without my hair done. It’s the day I get to be creative. It’s the day I am most open to inspiration. And it’s the day I get to pursue my dream and passion of writing. And so, I’m writing this on a Tuesday.
Yes, an ordinary Tuesday is special to me.
I think it’s also special to a fellow writer, Emily P. Freeman. She wrote a book about Tuesdays a number of years ago, Simply Tuesday. It’s worth a read! In fact, writing this on a Tuesday reminded me of her book. I might go grab it from my shelf downstairs and read it again this summer.
Another reason an ordinary Tuesday is special is because God designed it.
But in His design, it was anything but ordinary. Glancing back to Genesis 1 and 2, we read the account.
First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.Genesis 1:1-2 MSG
Then God spoke. He spoke everything into existence.
Day 1 – Light
Day 2 – Atmosphere/Firmament
Day 3 – Land and plants
Day 4 – Sun, moon and stars
Day 5 – Birds and sea animals
Day 6 – Land animals and humans
Day 7 – Day of rest (Sabbath)
Now, I can’t say exactly which day was Tuesday, because the days of the week were named much later. Was Tuesday the second day of creation, or the third? But, right now we don’t need to get hung up on what was created on which day. Instead, I say we focus on this one sentence that appears in many of the daily accounts of creation.
“And God saw that it was good.”
(Verses 10, 12, 18, 21, 25 NIV)
What God creates is good.
Even an ordinary Tuesday.
Consequently, that’s the main reason I like Tuesdays. (Or any day for that matter.)
The reality is this: each day God gives us is a gift. And what we do with each day matters. How are we living these days we’re given? We won’t get the chance to live this day again, and you and I aren’t guaranteed another one. All we have is right here, right now. So, it makes sense to consider this day a gift and to consider it good.
Do we wake up, thanking God for another day? As our feet hit the floor, are we anticipating another day on this adventure with God? Are we excited to see what He will do and where He will show up throughout our day? How will God use us and how will He bring good from what appears to be bad?
Each God-given day is special.
Even an ordinary Tuesday.
So, no matter what day you are reading this, I encourage you to take a moment and consider how special today really is. Then join me in appreciating each moment of this very special day.
God bless you, friend. Have a blessed, God-given day!
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