Friday, December 04, 2015

What Can I Celebrate Today?

What can I celebrate today?
We just finished Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday.  Now it’s on to Advent, the Twelve Days of Christmas, then Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Groundhog Day, etc.
There’s some websites that list well-known holidays, along with strange and funny days that someone proclaimed to be worth celebration.  
Of course, you can always celebrate YOU Day.  That’s the day you appreciate the fact you were born, you’ve learned and achieved a lot, and you deserve recognition.  You’ve survived a lot of near-calls,  probably some illness, and a few days of being ignored or teased or even ridiculed.
You are a special person, know that? 
        The Bible says God knows you and He loves you.  How special is that!
Actually, it’s awesome to realize that God will forgive your boo-boos, your mistakes, even your willful bad choices and wrong actions when you confess them to Him and ask for forgiveness.  You want to clear the slate right away, since you don’t know how long you’re going to live and how soon you’ll stand before your Creator.  That is when you want to hear His pronouncement, “Well done, good and faithful one.  Enter into the joy of eternal life in Heaven where there’s no sickness, no stupidity, no sin.”  
(That’s my version of several Bible verses combined.  He will probably have more to say to each individual at the Throne of Judgment.)  
Priorities are hugely important.  You know that when you first get out of bed and it’s later than you thought.  
Don’t believe in God yet?  Didn’t accept Jesus as your Savior yet?  Not quite certain of what the Bible says? 
        Here’s a quick overview that centers on the historical happenings in the New Testament.  Flip over to the book of Acts and read the events of the first believers.  It’s only 28 chapters; and that’s only 1,007 verses which counts to 24,229 words in the King James Version.  Jump in and see what’s happening and who is who. 
        Food for thought, yes?  
Now, have you been encouraged?  Got cheered up?  Found your smile again?  Go ahead and celebrate today!

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By Elaine Hardt ©2015