Remember the 1971 song sung by The Carpenters, Rainy days and Mondays. “hanging around–nothing to do but frown…nothing ever seems to fit…rainy days and Mondays always get me down. What I’ve got they used to call the blues, nothing is really wrong, feeling like I don’t belong, walking around like some kind of lonely clown…” The song went #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Today is rainy and it is Monday, but I really don’t feel down. Actually, I feel happy and well. True, I do talk to myself and feel rather old and sometimes I would like to quit. Often, I feel like I don’t fit, but maybe that’s just life. We can’t all feel on top of the world always. If we didn’t have down days, how could we appreciate the mountain top experiences? The jubilant, happy times just wouldn’t be the same without the trials.
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
(2 Peter 1:3—4)
note: I did write this yesterday, which was a Monday, but didn’t publish until today.