Everyday God! God Every Day?

On what day of the week were you born?
A nursery rhyme, first recorded in England in 1836, follows a 16th Century tradition of fortune-telling based on the day of a child’s birth.
A 20th Century version of that original nursery rhyme appears frequently in modern-day collections of folk tales and nursery rhymes:

Monday’s child is fair of face.
Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
Wednesday’s child is full of woe.
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Friday’s child is loving and giving.
Saturday’s child works hard for a living.
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day is

fair and wise and good in every way.

Reading this rhyme and believing its premises can be unsettling…especially for those born on a Wednesday. Moreover, to assert that one’s day of birth ultimately determines one’s nature and personality can be unfairly discriminating.

Those who acknowledge the “always and everywhere powerful presence of God” base their trust in an omnipresent God on a concept expressed in Psalm 118:24:

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

An infinite God defies limits. God “makes” and shapes every day. God is accessible every day, every hour, every moment…of every month of every year.

Our God is an everyday God.
However, humankind is finite…as this creative verse describes:
Without God, our week would be
Seven days without God make one weak.

Humans may open their lives to God every day…or not.
Our God is an everyday God! Will you open your life to God…every day?

Beside you in the journey of faith,
Rev. Barbara