1 Thessalonians 5:5 – “For you are all children of the light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.”
Christian artist Phil Keaggy recorded an album in 1988 called “Sunday’s Child”. The title song off of that album included these lyrics:
“Monday’s child was feeling blue,
Tuesday’s child who noticed you,
Wednesday’s child was full of woe,
Thursday’s child was dressed up
With no place to go.
Friday’s child and Saturday
Out there running wild.
Since she’s met the King of hearts
They call her Sunday’s child.”
The lyrics of course play on the poem of the same name that also talks about “Sunday’s Child.” Keaggy uses those lyrics to discuss a person who does not have a relationship with Christ verses a person who does. He discusses a lady who is sad, who feels alone, who has the weight of the world on their shoulders, who tries to deal with life with stuff and with the ways of the world. It is poetic but it is sad until she meets “the King of hearts,” and she becomes Sunday’s Child. This is of course a poetic way of describing a follower of Jesus Christ.
What he is saying is there are really only 2 ways to live, you are either lost or found. You are either Monday – Saturday’s child or you are Sunday’s child. The Bible says you are either walking by the flesh or walking by the Spirit. You are either a child of God or a child of the world. You are either walking in light or living in darkness. There is no other way to describe it. You are either lost or found. You can be a child of Monday or Saturday and still be lost. Sunday’s Child however has met the King of hearts, Jesus Christ, and they are now changed.
Of course it is after that the challenge comes. The challenge is for us who are followers of Jesus, who are Sunday’s children if you will, to let that change us, to let it transform us on every other day of the week. Yes we will still feel blue but that is when we remind ourselves of the love of God that was displayed on the cross of Calvary. Yes we may (like Tuesday) feel forgotten and it is then that we have to remind ourselves that Jesus hasn’t forgotten us, in fact He has promised to “never leave us or forsake us.”
We may feel hopeless and full of woe, but we have hope. Hope that our sins are forgiven, hope that we are children of God, and hope that we have heaven to look forward to. Because of that we aren’t dressed up with no place to go, but instead we live with a purpose, clothed in the righteousness of Jesus and on our way to Him.
Since we are Sunday’s child there is no use “running wild”. We will still sin, we will fail, and sometimes fail miserably but it is then that we have to remind ourselves that God’s grace has forgiven us of all our sins and we run to His grace.
We are Sunday’s Children and the challenge is to let what happens on Sunday effect every other day of our lives. In other words the challenge is to live to glorify God Monday-Sunday.