Don’t Forget to Celebrate (Esther 6-10)

So the Jews agreed to continue the celebration they had begun, doing what Mordecai had written to them. (Esther 9:23)

Celebrations are an important part of life.  If it weren’t for celebrating, we might get caught up in the negative things that keep us frustrated and disillusioned.  By celebrating, we can remember that there are good things happening, even when life comes at us in ways we don’t expect.

For the people of God, there is a long history of celebrating God’s divine work.  In Old Testament times, the entire nation of Jews would celebrate important festivals as reminders of how God showed up in their lives.  Each year these festivals would be used to instill reminders into the heart of the people that God is there, and He cares.

Don’t miss out on the importance of celebrating God’s movements in your life.  This is an amazing way to allow your kids, siblings, friends, etc. see God’s greatness.  Here are some things that I think are worth celebrating: birthdays, wedding anniversaries, baptisms, graduations, and any other moment when you see God work in your life.  What are some things that you like to celebrate?

Celebrate regularly, and you will begin to see God’s continuing presence in your life.

Father, in a world full of depressing news, help me to focus on remember the many ways that You have blessed my life.  Thank You for Your enduring presence; let me remember it often and invite others to remember it with me.

About Seth

Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.

Comments

  1. The Jews celebrate Purim as their great deliverance from certain doom. At first I felt a bit jealous of that festival and then suddenly realized that we as Christians through Christ’s birth, death and resserection celebrate our salvation from “eternal death” twice each year at Christmas and Easter. Isn’t it Awesome!!!

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