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In the Office: Monday Reminders

I’m not generally the kind of person who has a problem with Monday morning. Coming into the office, taking stock of Sunday’s ministry, and looking forward to the week ahead tend to invigorate me more than drain me. But there are exceptions.

This Monday morning, for example, is cold and rainy — with predictions of sleet and snow as we move through the day. Add to this the lingering effects of the time change that took place this weekend, and the thought of “seizing the day” and diving into the opportunities and responsibilities of a new week hasn’t exactly been a source of positive motivation.

But then, I open up the scriptures and the Old Testament lesson for today (Psalm 89:1-18) offers me this reminder:

I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” (verses 1-2)

Even on the most miserable of Mondays, the love of the LORD stands firm, and His faithfulness is established. There is nothing we will face today that can place us beyond the reach of His presence and care. And so, we have every reason to embrace the call of today’s New Testament reading: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31).

May your Monday be blessed, my friends. And may the love and faithfulness of God uphold you through whatever the week may bring.

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