“Have a good day,” the waitress says as she hands you the restaurant bill.
“Have a good day at work today,” your spouse says as he heads out the door.
“Have a good day at school, honey,” you say as your daughter climbs out of the car.
The good day greeting is everywhere, isn’t it? It’s on phone answering systems: “Please leave your message at the tone. And have a good day.” It’s on the radio: “It’s 32 degrees and sunny; thanks for listening, and make it a good day.” It’s even on greeting cards: “When I think of you, I smile and know I will have a good day.”
This ubiquitous greeting used to annoy me. I thought it was meaningless and never spoke it much myself until God showed me some spiritual significance in those four little words. This common and everyday courtesy is surprisingly biblical because the greeting echoes the words of God Himself to mankind. In fact, God intends the day to not only be good, but perfect!
God calls the day good in the Old Testament (Genesis 1:3-5). He declares the day perfect in the New Testament. With the appearance of the Lord Jesus God proclaims that all of our days, regardless of circumstance or situation, are now perfect and perfected. Welcome to the era of perfect days, people!
The Perfect Day is a perfect title for Jesus Christ. Consider these verses: Proverbs 4:18 states, “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” (NKJ) According to Matthew 5:48, our Father in heaven is described as perfect. Light was called day in Genesis 1:5, and in John 8:12 Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” Our heavenly Father yearns that His one and only Perfect Day, Jesus Christ, dawns in our hearts (2 Peter 1:19).
Jesus is the PERFECT truth, the PERFECT way, the PERFECT life, the PERFECT DAY! Alleluia! Satan wants you to settle for an easy hassle-free day without Jesus because that’s the world’s counterfeit to God’s intended Perfect Day.
The next time you hear, “Have a good day,” receive it with gladness. Then remind yourself that as a New Testament believer you now possess something far better: The Perfect Day, in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.