Sing in the Rain

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118:24

I do not know how many times I have heard this verse, and in all honestly, no other phrase has annoyed me more often. I think of my mother waking me up early for school on cold, rainy Monday mornings singing this verse, “Rise and Shine!”, or some con-deluded combination of the two. And who wants to hear that at 5 in the morning?

This morning basically sucked. I slept through my alarm (twice) and did not have time to shower, so my hair looked like it had been styled in a trailer park. I lost my phone. It fell out of my pocket and sat on the sidewalk, in a torrential downpour, for Heaven knows how long. (Thank goodness for Lifeproof cases)  It’s raining. It’s cold. I forgot my Flames Pass in my dorm room, which is my lifeline here on campus. I can’t eat or enter buildings without it. This thing is important.

And the list of things gone wrong continues unabated.

But for some reason, Psalm 118:24 kept ringing through my mind.

And then I remembered how important this verse actually is.

This passage was recited at Jewish celebrations and traditions, including the Passover. This was part of the prayer that Christ said as he broke the bread at the Last Supper.

So hours before His arrest and execution, Christ prayed

“This is the day that they Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”

If Christ could be glad and rejoice on the darkest day in history, then surely so can I on even the most overcast of days.

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