Article for the week of May 2, 2007
Everyone's Favorite Day...Someday
What is your favorite day? Wednesday, “over the hump” day when the work week is half over and the rest of the week will be a breeze? Is it Friday, the end of the work week, time to quit working and start playing? Is it Saturday, play day, no pressure day, a day for “doing your own thing?” For some it is Sunday, a day of rest, a day to get over the effects of Saturday and get ready to go “back to the grind” of Monday. Monday is nobody’s favorite day, so far as I can tell.
THANKSGIVING is a favorite with some, a day to “pig out” on special goodies, when nobody cares if you blow your diet. Many insist that “CHRISTMAS” is the best day, a day when most people are better to each other than at most other times of the year, when “peace and good will” are words often heard. I know some who wish it could be “Christmas every day” of the year. How about your BIRTHDAY, when others honor you and say they are glad you were born and give you things to prove how important you are?
Actually the day that seems to be a favorite with most people is
SOMEDAY. Someday is never
today. It is almost any day after today. It gives one a false sense of
hope when he says “I’ll have it someday. It will come to me some day.”
It gives one a false sense of security when he says, “I’ll do it
someday,” as in “I’ll become a Christian someday. I’ll get right with
God someday.” But he says this while continuing to enjoy the pleasures
of sin in the present. Felix was a someday person. He told the preacher
Paul, “When I have a convenient season I will call you” (Acts 24:25).
Just another way of promising something for someday. King Agrippa was
“almost persuaded to be a Christian” (Acts 26:28). That is like saying,
“Maybe I will be a Christian, someday.”