I had to make a trip to the grocery store that I had been putting off for two days. I drug myself to Tom Thumb, wearing sweatpants that were too long, flip flops, a Rangers shirt and my unwashed hair in a pony tail. And I felt like I looked, bedraggled, listless and unmotivated.
I normally enjoy grocery shopping. I like to see all the options and plan meals while I shop. The fresh Brussel sprouts look good? What can I make to complement their roasty goodness? Beef roast on sale? Roasted potatoes and carrots are a winner at my house. But this day there was none of that. I grabbed what I had to get, or most of it, and headed to the check out as quick as I could.
The young checker greeted me quietly, scanned my half-hearted selections and handed me my receipt. Then he said something that changed my day. It was unexpected and powerful. He looked me right in the eye and said, “Have a miraculous day.”
In my shock at his unusual words, I stammered, “That is the best thing anyone has said to me all day.” His response was equally impactful.
You know, every day is a miracle.
“You are so right,” I said. I thanked him and headed to the car. My head was spinning. I felt as if I had been punched. After loading my groceries, I sat for several minutes thinking about what he had said. Then I thanked my Lord for this miraculous day and asked for His forgiveness for wasting it feeling small and useless.
His name is David, and I am so glad that his line was short. And, he IS right. I am guilty of waisting my days thinking they are ordinary. Doing things or avoiding things because they don’t seem exciting or important. How differently would I spend my time and my energy if I truly embraced David’s perspective?
Every day is a miracle.
Every day is a miraculous gift given to us by our Father to live and to do things, big and little, for others and for Him. The truly miraculous thing is that I woke up this morning and have another miraculous day with all the opportunities that come with a new morning.