February, the shortest month of the year, is filled with special days such as: Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day.
For Christians, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the solemn season of Lent, a time to focus on Jesus’ journey to the cross of Calvary. Even though that time is somber, we know that the light and glory of Easter are coming. Jesus died; Jesus lives; He promises life eternal to all who believe in Him!
But what about the other days? What about February 3 or February 19 or February 27? Are they special, too? Yes! The psalmist reminds us, This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24 NIV).
As we go about our daily routines, we remember that the Lord has lovingly given us this day and that He walks beside us through the day. We know that He promises to be with us every day. Rejoice and be glad!
Myrna Lou Meyer
Mustard Seeds Task Force
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League