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This is the season of celebrations. It may
be due to Christmas or the fast approaching New Year. Even though
much of the fun and excitement is drowned by the threat of terrorism.
Everybody is celebrating something or someone. What activities come
to mind when you focus on celebrations? What feelings or attitudes
do you experience when you celebrate? When was the last time you celebrated?
Did your heart fill with joy and enthusiasm? What about celebrating
life itself? When was the last time you celebrated your own existence?
Here are some thoughts to brainstorm
you at this season.
your celebration with eating and drinking only, without the Living
water, that alone can satisfy your real hunger and thirst?
Are you spending your resources for shopping and buying things without
offering anything to the One who is worthy of all your resources?
Is your celebration limited to pleasing your ownself, your relatives,
your friends or those who love you, or is it in sharing with those
who really need your love, care and help?
Who is the in the center of your celebrations? Is it the One who was
born to bring joy to the world and who longs to rejoice over you?
Are you spending the day in lustful indulgences without sharing in
the joy and holiness of the One born to set you free from that kind
Is your joy limited to the tasty food, new clothes, special cakes,
endless parties, and senseless spending without any time or thought
for the One born to satisfy your real needs?
Is your celebration so commercialized that there is nothing to benefit
your life spiritually for eternity?
your interests and priorities so temporal and worldly that you have
no place for eternal values in your heart and mind?
Christmas means to you, if you are celebrating or plan to celebrate?
Whatever it may be, Is it without Christ?
Are you offering the best of your time, talents, and treasures at
the altar of sin and Satan or to the One who was born King and is
worthy of your worship?
Finally, whether all your celebrations are making any difference in
your life or is it just a routine or traditional or emotional extravaganza,
making you to become more sorrowful and depressed later?
Think for a moment! Yes, we all need
to celebrate. But how and what? Let us celebrate life itself. For
we are created to celebrate life and enjoy it. However, it must be
in the right relationship with the One who gave us life and all the
privileges with it.
Sin has caused untold ruin and brought death
and sorrow. But the Lord Jesus Christ came to reverse all that.
The word of God is filled with His wonderful
plan for a beautiful and glorious life that we can celebrate everyday!
That the Lord Jesus Christ brought life-the new life, the eternal
life, and the abundant life. You can have this wonderful life when
you accept Christ to be your Savior and Lord. He was born to enter
our lives and make us different. It's all by faith in Him.
So do you know HIM and
have you accepted Him into your own life? If not, why not do so today?
Then only you can begin the real celebration of life!