I’m glad it’s Sunday. Because sometimes you just need a brand new week.

This past one would never get on my “Best Weeks of All Time” list. What was the name of that children’s book? Oh yes, it was “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. Insert “week” instead of “day”, and there you have it.

Oh, I’ll survive. It wasn’t anything that was all that dire in the scheme of things. And someday I’ll look back and think it how silly it was to get all twisted up by it. But I sure am glad God came up with Sundays. The first day of the week. Another chance to start over.

And I will get that chance to start over because of one particular “first day of the week” a few centuries ago that followed a very bad one.

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb”. John 20:1


No discouragement or disappointment or “no good very bad week” can have power over me because of that first day of that week. The empty tomb doesn’t mean we won’t have difficult weeks. But it does mean that we won’t go through them alone. And it does mean that we can keep them in the right perspective.

Sometimes you just need a brand new week. And I’m thankful for the reminder of the “first day of the week” that changed everything.

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness! Lamentations 3:22,23

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

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