Yes, it’s a great day to be alive! I don’t care if it rains or shines, though I prefer the sun. I don’t care if things go my way today or not — it is still a great day to be alive. Do you feel like that? Are you happy and excited when you wake up, knowing that it’s a great day to be alive?
I know… we have a passenger jet that’s been shot down by a missile from radical militants; we have ISIS who stole over 3 billion dollars and are now in the process of stealing Iraq itself — we have an underwater earthquake in Japan — we have Iran on the verge of nuclear capability wanting to perform genocide on Israel… there’s quite a bit happening all around us in this world that tell us something is terribly wrong.
So how can I be so happy, so positive, so ‘silly’ to say it’s a great day? Do I not care for those who have been harmed by the things going on all around me, throughout the world? Am I not concerned about what happens in this world? Maybe I should be like a Johnny Cash and wear black every day to reflect all the hate and murder that’s going on in this world. Is that what I should do?
I think not.
I have reason to look above and beyond these worldly things. You see, I’m a child of the Highest, the creator of this universe and world. I know who is ultimate control and I know God’s plan. Yes, He showed it to me in great detail and confirmed it as well. My heart aches for those affected by the things that are going on, but I thoroughly understand why they are happening and I know when they will end. I know the future before it happens because my Father, God, has revealed it to me.
My advice to you is to not let the things of this world bring you down. It’s a great day to be alive. If you’d like to be in the same mind-set that I am in, all you need to do is get to know the God of the Bible, the father of Jesus the Christ. He created this world and all that is in it. He discloses who he is and what his plan is in his book that we call the Bible. The Bible is God’s Word in writing. He fathered his only begotten son, Jesus whom he revealed himself through. Jesus is God’s Living Word.
God has everything in control. Evil entered the world through disobedience to God and according to God’s plan, his justice demands that things play out as they are until he sends his son Jesus back to straighten things out. We look forward to what the Bible calls, “the restitution of all things” which have been spoken of by all the prophets in the Bible since time began. Believe God’s Word, it will come to pass. All will be well on planet earth when he returns.
It’s a great day to be alive. I don’t care what the news is or what the weather is. I don’t care if a radical militant is pointing a gun at me, willing to shoot me down on the street — it’s still a great day to be alive because God has taken care of the biggest problem I faced — my own mortality. I don’t fear what man can do unto me because I’ve committed my heart and life to him who holds me and has engraved me in the palms of his spiritual hands. Yes, that’s my Father, God, the creator of the heavens and the earth. I’m his property. Even if I die later today, it’s still, right now, a great day to be alive. When Jesus returns, I shall rise and meet him in the air and forever be with my Lord. Yes, praise God, it’s true and it shall come to pass.
How about you? Is this a great day to be alive for you?