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It’s Not Groundhog Day

Last night, I watched the early 90’s classic movie – Groundhog Day.  I haven’t seen this movie in years, and it was a great way to relax after a busy day at work.  In this movie, Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) repeats Groundhog Day over and over again.  Initially, he tries to use the repetition for his own personal benefit.  Then he gives up and decides that he can make a mess out of his life day after day after day without consequence the next morning.  The movie gets good though when Phil decides that he is going to use this dilemma as a gift to help other people.

Naturally, the movie made me think.  The end of the movie reminded me that we should make the most of each and every opportunity that we have.  Today is the day that we can make a difference.

The other thing that really hit me this morning is that despite the times when we feel like we are running around in circles repeating things over and over again, we are guaranteed that things will be new every morning.  Lamentations 3:22-23:

22Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
       for his compassions never fail.

    23 They are new every morning;
       great is your faithfulness.

I’m looking forward to new things to come every day.  A new adventure.  A new start.  And I’m thankful that I’m not stuck on the same day over and over and over again.


September 4, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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