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Do Days Have A Voice?


Do Days Have A Voice By Geoff Daniels

As a unit of time, a day is a twenty-four hour period, which will remain as long as our earthly life lasts. Each time the clock strikes midnight, a new day is dawning, equipped with its own issues, lessons, and opportunities. We must regard each day as valuable and useful because there is no time like the present. The future, at best, is most uncertain. It is said that each of us lives “a day-at-a-time,” because just about everything is subject to time.

No one can guarantee what a day has in store. However, we can be assured that each day will have its own “lessons” to show or teach us something whether to be known or to be reminded of. In the Bible we read about Elihu, one of Job’s “comforters,” and who, it seemed, had a higher conception of God than the others. Elihu said, “Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom” (Job 32:7). Elihu’s statement is accurate and applicable to us today. The point worth considering is, what can we learn from each new day?

King David stated, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard” (Psalm 19:1-3). The theme of this psalm is about the works and Word of God, thus “Day unto day utters speech” implies a continuous declaration about Almighty God’s power and greatness. “Night unto night shows knowledge” suggests a connection to God’s creative power as evidenced in the moon and vast expanse of the stars visible at night.