Today is the second day of a new year.
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!