Today is Sunday, the first day of the week. Although life is simply a pile of days that run right into one another, it's nice to be able to break them down into weeks, to separate them into 7 day increments for the purpose of organization and reflection. Sundays are the days of new beginnings, a chance to put the last 7 day behind and to look ahead to a clean slate of manageable time. A chance to separate what is passed and what can be to come!
The greatest new beginning happened on none other than the first day of the week. Scripture tells us that it was on the first day of the week that Christ rose from the dead, thus completing the great plan of redemption for all mankind through the resurrection of Jesus Christ to new life. The first day of the week often gives us a fresh start, a new perspective, a renewed hope.
There may be weeks when things are hard for us and the first day of the week only brings us closer to some grim reality that we do not want to face. But if we have put our trust in the one who rose triumphant on the first day of the week, we know that a fresh start is coming! We can see life from a new realistic perspective and can live in renewed hope that truly Sunday is coming and it will open up a lifetime of days that will be glorious!