Good morning:

Every once in a while my Google calendar will send me an email saying, “You have nothing planned today.” It always gives me pause. If I have nothing to do, how will I spend the hours of the day? Of course, there are usually things to fill the time, even if they are not noted on the calendar. But still, it’s worth thinking about. How will you spend the day?

Solomon reminds us that no matter what our stage in life, our time is not really our own. “A person’s steps are directed by the LORD” (Prov. 20:24). Each day is a gift of God’s grace. Each day is meaningful because of the new life we have received through Jesus’ death on the cross. Rescued from the condemnation we deserve, we want to live according to the Lord’s will. Even if we don’t have specific plans for the day, God does. The Apostle Paul explains, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10).

Even if we didn’t schedule a single thing on the calendar for today, it’s exciting to think that God has already planned opportunities for us to show his love toward others. It might be helping your spouse with a household project. Could it be spending more time with the kids after a busy week at work? Maybe it’s messaging a friend who is going through difficult times and could use support. The Lord may have already scheduled the opportunity to invite someone to come along to church with you. Nothing to do? Hardly! The Lord has a blessed, busy day planned for all of us in serving the Savior who gave his life for us.

In Jesus’ name,


The service tomorrow begins at 9 a.m. CDT with Sunday school and Bible class following.

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