The origin of the name Monday is from the old English and or, the Greek reference to the Norse god Mani – the Moon. Monday came into English meaning, “day of the Moon” from either old English: Mōnandæg or the Greek: ἡμέρᾱ Σελήνης, diēs Lūnae.¹ In either case, Monday was and is a celebration of the moon’s influence on our plant, namely the movement of the ocean, gravity and, in its seasons, as our night light in the skies.
As a child I was fascinated by the moon (I still am). I used to pretend that God was sitting up there using a big lantern (the moon) to keep an eye on the world 🙂 That image however childish, helped me to understand that God as Creator holds himself responsible for the care of all of creation.
Thus, for me, Monday is a reminder of God’s care for each and every one of us. Take comfort in knowing that Monday is not just “another day.” It is not just the wheel of life going around once again.
It also is the mark of the hand of the Creator on this week. His eternal care for each of us, who he created in “the image of his own eternity” (Wisdom of Solomon 2:23). We experience this day only once. I leave you with this quote as you begin this week.
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit,
when there are footprints on the moon” – Paul Brandt
Enjoy your day!
¹ Source: Livescience.com