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It's A Journey

  • Wanda J. Thompson

TODAY

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

This week I was listening to this beautiful little girl sing the song Tomorrow from the musical Annie.  She sang and played with so much confidence it was a joy to watch.  I am sure you have heard but this is how it ends:

The sun’ll come out Tomorrow So ya gotta hang on ‘Til tomorrow Come what may Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya Tomorrow! You’re always A day A way!

It’s funny because listening to this song “Tomorrow” got me to thinking about  “today” and a passage of scripture I had read the day before on Christ’s crucifixion. This is the passage:


Luke 23:39-43

New International Version (NIV)


39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[a]

43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Last week I wrote about Job a man who loved the Lord and tried to do what was right yet all this bad luck seem to fall upon him. Job, unsuccessfully, tried to understand why these things were happening to him.  His friends gave their incorrect assessment of why they thought God was allowing this calamity in Job’s life.  As Job was feeling sorry for himself God Himself began to speak with Job and ask him questions like:


Job 38:1-11 NIV

1Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:

2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. 5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? 6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— 7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels[