It’s A Beautiful Day?!

Early on Tuesday morning, lives were lost at the #sydneysiege. While I slept, others slipped to life beyond. Leaving many to mourn. Lives changed, now marked. How changed, no one can grasp.

As I slowly went through the routine of my morning, deep in thought but not thinking, the familiar tune of my childhood came, as if on cue.

“It’s a beautiful day
And I thank God for the weather, ohh
It’s a beautiful day
And I’m living it for my Lord, ohh …”


“How do you do it?” Someone asked me once not too long ago, after a tumultuous week with many setbacks and disappointments. (If only he knew of others more serious that I had to contend with!) “How do you bounce back each day?”


“It’s a beautiful day
And it’s just going to get better
Living each day
On the promises in God’s word.”


Three motherless children. A family without brother, son, friend. #prayforsydney (And somewhere closer to my circle, three fatherless children.)

How do  I go on? How can I welcome each day, a brand new day? How can I say, day in and day out, “It’s a brand new day!”

Because my eyes are set on eternity.

God promised and I anticipate his promises each day. And because I do, I notice that even in the middle of life’s storms, there are still many things to be thankful for. Not least of them, hope.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me … I shall dwell in the house of the Lord 
Psalm 23:4,6 (The Bible, English Standard Version)
But when I am afraid,
I will put my trust in you.
I praise God for what he has promised.
I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
What can mere mortals do to me?”
Psalm 56:3,4 (The Bible, New Living Translation)

Whatever you are struggling with today, large or small, widely shared or yours alone, may you have comfort and hope.

2 thoughts on “It’s A Beautiful Day?!

  1. Hi,

    I really like the song It’s a beautiful Day… I have been looking for this song… I hope you can share the complete lyrics of the song… I normally sing it in the morning to remind me that everything will be alright as promised by God…

    Thanks and regards,



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