Happy Day After
I recall a made-for-TV movie titled The Day After back in the 1980’s. It was fiction, about the day following a nuclear bomb blast in America. The movie suggested we take great caution in creating potentially explosive situations with unwanted fallout. There are a few other cultural expressions about “the day after” including a pill called “the morning after pill” that is marketed as emergency birth control. The name of this pill suggests people take great caution in creating potentially explosive situations with unwanted fallout.
Cowboys fan? When they play in the Super Bowl (it’s been a long time, so work with me here) we get all wrapped up in the “day of.” But it’s the “day after” that we are either planning a parade or so low we won’t watch the sports news or read the paper.
American? 9/11 has become a numerical icon of terror and patriotism. But it was on 9/12 that we awoke to the reality of what had occurred and began deciding what to do.
Married? Undoubtedly you remember all the attention paid to your wedding day. But the next morning you awoke to a new life of marriage. The wedding is the “day of” but your marriage is made up of all the “days after.”
Christian? Today is the “day after” Easter. That Monday 2000 years ago was the first “day after.” It was a day equally important to Easter Sunday because it was the first day the disciples awoke knowing Jesus had been raised to life. It began all the “days after” of deciding if mortal man could believe in God’s promise of life after death. The “day after” Easter is a big day for us because we are deciding this day, in light of that empty tomb, how we now will live.
Have a Happy Day After!