But on Sunday, glorious Sunday, there is something different and I think the horses, dogs, cats and other animals pick up on it. Could it be the eerie glow of the sun's rays shining through the rising mist? No, that's not it. How about the fresh dew dripping off of the barn's metal roof, refreshing when it drips on me in the high humidity? It could be, but it's not. Or what about shadows disappearing like the frost melting quickly as the warmth of the rising sun shines upon it? Nope that's not it either. All of these things can be seen on any morning if you take the time to watch its glory.
Then what could it be? It's really quite simple; it's the Holy Spirit, springing forth with the energy of the Sabbath. It beckons all to celebrate and worship our gracious God who has given us all of the splendor to enjoy while we borrow His earth for the short time that we spend here. Oh, the Spirit is always present with us, but there's something about the meaning of God's day and our opportunity to worship Him with our fellow man that adds a touch that seems a little brighter and a little more joyous than on other days. It must be the anticipation of His love which will be used to recharge our batteries for the week to come.
As I finish my chores and take a moment to watch the horses munch on their grain and hay, the dogs chase the barn cats in their endless game and I even catch a glimpse of a group of white egrets as they land adjacent to a flock of turkeys grazing in the pasture. And then the barn radio chimes in with some of the most beautiful Christian music you could hear. Beautiful and traditional hymns cast a melodic spell on the scene at hand and it adds so much delight to my little bit of Heaven right here on earth. Oh, how I dearly love these moments and savor them, for I know that there is something different from any other day of the week and it must just be that it is Sunday, the Lord's Day, the special day that we put aside for Him. If you don't treat it that way, you really don't know what you are missing, for he provides the answers and the guidance that we need so badly in a world that seems to be running out of control.
There really is just something special about Sunday and I hope each of you appreciate it and enjoy it wherever and whatever you do. God's glory is a wonder that man can never replace or replicate and we need to humbly thank Him and honor Him for what He has done for us.
Go get your dose of the Holy Spirit to boost your faith in and devotion to the One who made us and then have a peaceful and loving day with your family and friends. God bless.