There have been horrific and unthinkable events during the past week – but today is still a gift from God. Something unexpected and tragic may occur in the next few hours – but today is still a gift from God. What the future holds is truly a mystery – but today is still a gift from God. This reality is more powerful than all the acts of terrorism, natural disasters, accidents and personal pain put together. It means today is not just another day to get through, rather it is a day in which God is beckoning you to partake of God’s abundant life right in the midst of your real life. So even when you may experience heartbreak that seems to spin your life hopelessly out of control, remember this: it’s always God’s life. And that means you can, laugh, hope and live today without any ‘ifs’, ‘ands’ or ‘buts’!