The Second

Today is the second day of a new year.

img_8839Is it less important than the first? Yesterday was a holy day (holiday). For many it was a day off. Sleep in and sleep off the party.

And, it is a three day weekend!  So, for the Second, a Saturday is in play. Typical day off, again, for the majority.

This gives me pause to consider all the Seconds in my life.

The second day of creation:

“And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.” (Genesis 1:8)

Not that place of future reward, but that physical entity that we look up and see, day and night.  A view of beauty.

The second born:

“And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.” (Genesis 25:26-26)

There is no back seat for the one not first born. Just ask those successful second born kids! Bill Gates! Stand and take a bow! Vaughn! You too! Elizabeth… You know!

This posting could go on for awhile.

Even when I’m first I must consider myself second:

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”(Matthew 6:33)

God first.  Me second.

Take a few moments and consider all those important seconds in your life.  Do not focus on only the firsts.  There is plenty of attention to spread around!

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