By: Ted Camp, Silent Word Ministries
When I was in Chicago I often heard, “Have a good day – Have a good evening – Have a great day.” Then I came back to Trenton and simply heard, “Y’all Have a good-un!” I have learned that “Y’all” is singular and “All Y’all” is plural.
How is your day? A day can start good and end bad or visa-versa. There are some days you wished that you had stayed in bed. There are some days you wish would just continue for a long time. Almost everyone reading this article is having a different view of this day. Are you having a good or a bad day?
I read the story of a soldier who had a great day. As the train entered into a long tunnel it became very dark. An officer and young soldier sat across from a grandmother and beautiful daughter. In the darkness there was the sound of a smooch kiss and a slapped face. The train exited from the tunnel. The grandmother thought, “The young soldier should not have kissed her, but I am glad she slapped him. The officer thought, “The young soldier kissed her, but why did she slap me.” The beautiful girl thought, “I enjoyed the kiss, but I wished granny had not slapped him.” The young soldier thought, “Life is great. When does a fellow have the opportunity to kiss a beautiful girl and slap your commanding officer at the same time. What a great day!”
Are Y’all having a good-un? As the song goes, “I don’t know about tomorrow, I just live from day to day.” As one man said, “Every day above the ground is a good day.” Chuck Swindol stated sometimes I wake up and say, “Good morning Lord” but some times I wake up and say, “Good Lord, morning!”
No matter what happens Christians should simply remain consistent each day. How many contented Christians do you know? It’s not what happens “to” you but “in” you that makes the difference. It would be a better day if we all could simply say, “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalms 118:24). “This is the day” means “This” present day I will rejoice and be glad in “it.” “This” is a day the Lord has made so Y’all have a good-un and rejoice in it! These are Words of Wisdom.
Ted Camp is director of Silent Word Ministries, a worldwide ministry to the deaf based in Trenton. E-mail him at TC@silentword.org to be added to the email list for weekly articles or phone (706) 657-8000.