One of the beauties of living in our country–USA has been the certainty of our freedom. From the human level it is a grace much bigger than I’ve ever comprehended. I could plan things and I wouldn’t even give a thought to the fact that they’d take place. This would be the case with work in the school system, volunteer work with church, singing events, trips, whatever.
Today has a very different sense to it when things are being planned. There is no certainty in any of them. The camp three of my grandsons were to attend next week is cancelled, the work I do with schools cannot be outlined specifically because there are no certainties for the delivery of educational services, the process of conducting classes for our ministries is left uncertain, our quartet can only prepare in case the event does take place, and more. All of this has brought to me the reality of scripture reminding us to not worry about tomorrow. Matthew 6:34 says, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” It is one thing to know this and claim this verse, it is another thing to let tomorrow go and rejoice in today.
I have written numerous times how I naturally live in the world of tomorrow in my mind. I don’t know if this is totally due to my childhood where I learned to not be present in the day so that I could endure the days of abuse, or if it is simply a genetic thing. Either way, learning to let tomorrow go is a new reality for me. Enjoying only the beauty of today is my lesson. Today I will do my best to enjoy what God has put before me and stay there in my mind.