Whatever you thought of the Coronation, you can’t get away from the fact that it gave us all a good excuse for a celebration.
And celebrations are good for us - Whether it is getting together with family at Christmas, for a birthday, for an anniversary or indeed for a national event. And we are instructed to do it in the Bible. “Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let your joy overflow! And let gentleness be seen in every relationship, for our Lord is ever near.” Philippians 4:4-5 (The Passion Translation)
The Old Testament is filled with feast days and celebrations and ceremonies. The shepherds, wise men, and angels celebrated the birth of Jesus with gifts, songs, and prayer. Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, When the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt, Nehemiah brought the people together to celebrate. God wants us to be able to celebrate!
Celebrations brings about a sense of belonging. Laughter, singing, dancing and connecting with others makes us feel good, because we were created to be social beings.
It doesn’t have to be something big; a get together with a few friends can be just as meaningful especially when it feels like there is nothing to celebrate. Because celebrating helps us to remember God’s faithfulness. If you look you will find joy even in the ordinary things of life that is worth celebrating.
If you haven’t celebrated anything recently make time to do so. Try to make celebration a regular part of your life.