The general consensus around the office was “It’s been quite a day!” And that was before 10:00 am! And sure enough, the best part of the work day was over because things went downhill after that! But. . .I still came home, smiling.
It got me thinking about others who had “one of those days.” Paul was preaching in Lystra when certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium stirred up the people and “persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.” (Acts 14:19) Now – that was a bad day! Paul was stoned and left for dead, yet “he rose up, and came into the city.” (Acts 14:20) The next day, he and Barnabas went to Derbe where they “preached the gospel and made many disciples.” (Acts 14:21) A difficult day didn’t stop him.
Peter proudly declared unto Jesus that he was “ready to go with Thee, both into prison and to death,” (Luke 22:33) only to deny Him three times before the rooster crowed twice that night. When the Lord turned and looked at Peter, he remembered how Jesus had said that he would deny Him. Peter fled the room, went out, and wept bitterly. Peter had to deal with the fact that he had indeed let the Lord down, yet 50 days later, he boldly stood before the Jews on the Day of Pentecost and preached the first gospel sermon. (Acts 2)
Even Jesus Christ, our Lord had “one of those days” when after fasting in the desert for forty days and nights, the “tempter” came to Him. The devil tempted Him three times: commanding that these stones be made bread; that He cast Himself down from the pinnacle of the temple, and offering Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, if Jesus would only fall down and worship him. To each of these temptations, Jesus answered the devil with a “It is written. . .” We, too, will be able to face temptation like Jesus, if we have “hidden Thy Word in my heart, so we might not sin against Him.” (Psalm 119:11)
Yes, we all have “one of THOSE DAYS” from time to time. It’s how we move forward that counts. God Bless, Courtney