The TODAY show is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. A couple days ago the hosts were talking about the beginnings of the morning show in 1952. In 1952 people didn't have televisions all over the house, if they had them at all. And there were no programs on before 11:30 in the morning. So when Dave Garroway first introduced the TODAY show as an early morning program, some were skeptical. It was said that morning was a sacred time, that Americans wouldn't let just anyone into their households so early in the morning. But Garroway proved a hit. He had a special way of coming across the camera, of speaking to people at this sacred time of day.
That made me think. Do we think of the morning, or even of our entire day as a sacred time? As a gift from God? Did our ancestors have a different way of viewing their hours on this earth? I can't help but think how many times I've rolled out of bed, slapped on some make-up, pulled on some clothes, and trudged through a day that, in my mind, very much resembled the one before it. A monotonous routine of cleaning, refereeing arguments, cooking, and running errands.
But is that how God wants me to view my day? Probably not. And I wonder how much richer my days would be if I would look at them differently. This morning, this day, is precious. Everything I do will matter if I do it for the glory of God. And may I not remember this truth only at Thanksgiving. May every day be a thankful today.
What do you do to remind yourself of the value of your day?