Today is my favorite day of the year. Not because it’s a birthday, or an anniversary, or some other yearly event. It has nothing to do with the end of Summer and the coming three day weekend. It’s not because of some lucky numbers or some scientific numeric pattern.
The reason is the simple idea that today happened for a reason, as did yesterday, as will tomorrow. The date 8/28 reminds me of Romans 8:28, that “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”. In other words, things happen for a reason. Even when life’s circumstances are incomprehensibly difficult or just outright bad. Or when things are going better than you could have imagined. And everything in between.
That’s the beauty of our faith in Christ, that we can be content to know that He’s got us in His hands and that when life might not make sense we can trust in His love and care for us. And so remember today and everyday that God has put us where we are, today, for a reason and a purpose.