Today we’ve taken a road trip, visiting friends of yesteryear, celebrating newborn babies and having lunch with “the aunts and grandma”. Driving down the road, my 13-year-old daughter and I exchange the quiet hum of the air-conditioned car and every hair in place for open windows, tousled hair, and loud music. Not many words exchanged, we occasionally chatted or laughed, but mostly we sang. We enjoyed the music and were thankful in “just being together”.
In the blink of an eye 12 years have come and gone and
I am joyfully and with gratitude, living in the music of tomorrow’s song (as far as a raising a young family goes anyway). The time, the investment, the “just being together”, teaching, admonishing, and that song in my heart is reaping dividends greater than I could’ve ever imagined.
There is something for all of us in understanding the value of a day, everyday! Maybe you aren’t living tomorrow’s song just yet, but be grateful for every moment! See the value in time spent together no matter how simple. Even when the seasons look different or a day seems undefined, cherish it deeply.
I love how Paul, the writer of Colossians admonishes us,
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. — Colossians 3:16
Make today count! Spend time together! Let the fragrance of thankful worship surround you. There’s always music waiting to be heard in tomorrows song.