God’s Word for Today: Hump. You knew sooner or later on a Wednesday, we would have to bring up the word hump. I tried to find out who actually gave Wednesday the name “hump day” and kind of came up with nothing. The Urban Dictionary defines hump day as: The middle of a work week (Wednesday); used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week. Pretty simple, pretty clear cut, pretty good. I guess.
I suppose searching back through the vast memory of my brain, I might possibility be able to recall exactly when hump day came to fruition. But, there are 2 factors prohibiting this exercise in futility. One, the “vast memory” of my brain is magically diminishing and two, I believe no one really cares.
What truly matters is the fact that today is hump day. Today is soon going to be behind us. We already determined that Thursday really doesn’t mean much of anything. So, we will skip by Thursday and jump right into Friday which is so very close to Saturday. It is almost amazing how we can break down each week into days that are either climbing a hill, going down the hill, or just plain enjoying the peace of the valley.
Why have we not determined that we spend all week climbing and enjoy the fruits of our labors at the top of the hill on Saturday? Then, we would take Sunday as a day of rest from all that climbing and celebrating. On Monday, we could look at the next hill we are going to climb. Yes, I prefer this outlook much better. Why would we ever want to go downhill, just to go back uphill again? Shouldn’t our life be more of a continual climb? We could even throw in a few flat plains or mesas that we just cruise on and relax for a while.
Psalm 90:12. Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Earlier, I should have explained what hump, or rather hump day had to do with our Week of Over. Maybe you have already figured it out. Hump is the simple referring to getting “over” the hump each and every week just so we can look forward to the weekend.
What if we take this whole over the hump day concept and apply it to our life here on earth? What if we knew which day of the week our lives are actually in right now? At my age, I am pretty sure if there was a Wednesday in years, I have made it past hump day. In theory, I should be on my downhill ascent, looking forward to what, retirement? Then maybe a Retirement Center, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, and then the grave? Why would I even want to consider that I am over the hill? I really don’t like this whole hump thing.
It is impossible to project hump day or rather hump year in your life. We will keep it strictly for referring to the week. Mainly because I think the camel strutting around and bragging about it being hump day is pretty cool. But, God still wants us to put a number to our days (see Scripture above) so that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
I believe what God is really trying to say is that we should consider everyday as possibly our last. That maybe if you are only 20 years old, your hump day might have been 10 years ago. Or, if you are blessed with longevity and are bragging the 80 years old or greater, your hump day could have been in your 40s somewhere. Who knows? That is exactly the point.
Today, recognize 2 things. First, there is no hump day in our lives. We will always continue to climb. Fall what may, you get back up and start climbing again. There is always work to be done for God. You are never over the hill. God gave you a heart of wisdom for a purpose. Second, treat each day as a blessing. In some form or another, consider your days numbered. Approach each hump in your life more as a step up to arrive at the next hump where you will let God help you get over it………….
Prayer: Dearest Lord, I thank you for Wednesday. I thank you for the realization that this work week is almost half over and I am that much closer to being able to enjoy the fruit of my labors. But God, I need your help to realize that no matter how long I live, my days will always be numbered. I pray that I do not take any day for granted. Lord, help me to gain wisdom of the heart so that I might treat each and every day as a blessing. In Jesus’ who is at the top of my climb’s, name. Amen.