A Little Something from Jordan
Aug 21, 2019
Here is a little something to say when you get out of bed in the morning.
This morning I wake (slowly) on an ordinary day. I do not know what lies ahead, but I wake in a bed I know, a house I live in, a routine, a particular life, in medias res. The psalmist declares, “This is the day that the Lord has made.” This one. We wake not to a vague or general mercy from a far-off God. God, in delight and wisdom, has made, named, and blessed this average day. What I in my weakness see as another monotonous day in a string of days, God has given as a singular gift. When Jesus died for his people, he knew me by name in the particularity of this day. Christ didn’t redeem my life theoretically or abstractly—the life I dreamed of living or the life I think I ideally should be living. He knew I’d be in today as it is, in my home where it stands, in my relationships with their specific beauty and brokenness, in my particular sins and struggles.
Warren, Tish Harrison. Liturgy of the Ordinary (pp. 20-21). InterVarsity Press.