22The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. 23This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. 24This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:22-24
This is the day the Lord made. What will my response be to this day? Will I rejoice in it? Will I be glad in this day, no matter what it brings?
As I read this verse again, I notice something I’ve missed before. These verses are prophetic, they point to Jesus. He is the stone the builder’s rejected — mentioned in the New Testament no less than five times. When I rejoice in the day the Lord made, I am rejoicing in the fulfillment of God’s plan to build his kingdom on the cornerstone of Jesus’ life.
Truly, this is a good day! One that deserves our praise! Today, the 10,000 reasons to bless the Lord include rejoicing for this day — the one he has made!