Apparently the origin of Hump Day occurred while a group of office workers were standing around the water cooler. Being the middle of the work week, Wednesday was tantamount to getting over the hump of said work week. Others allude to the fact that it was associated with WWII, when allied troops were forced to fly over the Himalayan mountains on bombing runs against the Japanese at Burma. Getting “over the hump” was often like a suicide mission in itself because the Japanese pilots would be waiting and ready for the attack.
Our work week begins usually on Monday. When we get to mid-week we are half way to the end of the week. We probably don’t do our best work on Monday, because we’ve had two days to rest and recharge. Maybe we’re in the groove by Tuesday, but it almost takes until the middle of the week to work up to capacity and accomplish something. At that point most people are looking forward to the end of the week. Instead of getting the work completely done, we start planning for the weekend – again.
If you think about the days of Creation, Wednesday would’ve been the 4th day by today’s calendar. Up until that point God created day and night – the atmosphere, outer space and everything above the earth – He divided the water and created land masses which contained vegetation and all things that sprang from seeds to fill the earth. On the 4th day He made the stars, planets and all things that fill the universe, including the sun and moon which work to track time according to Gods divine plan.
He could’ve rested on that day, but there was still more to do. The rest of Creation meant making inhabitants to fill the land, air and seas. Birds, fish and other sea creatures were made upon this day. They did not evolve. They were created. On the next day He made the beasts and creatures that creep across the earth. He also created man and gave him dominion over all living things. There was peace – no killing – no predatory instinct. On the seventh day God rested.
He took a breather on the seventh day, which He didn’t really need, because He’s God. I imagine He used that day to look at what He’d accomplished in His Creation and knew that it was good.
When we reach mid-week and our thoughts turn towards the weekend, it might be a good idea to look back at the work we’ve accomplished so far and see what still needs to be done.