These days should be remembered and observed in every generation by every family, and in every province and in every city. And these days of Purim should never fail to be celebrated by the Jews—nor should the memory of these days die out among their descendants.
Esther 9:28 NASB
The Jews came very close to being completely wiped out. Through Esther and Mordecai, God delivered the Jewish people in an awesome way. As a result, all the Jews celebrated the first Festival of Purim, which is celebrated till this day.
Setting days apart to remember great things is good. We celebrate all kinds of things in our lives: birthdays, anniversaries, milestones, etc. Shouldn’t we celebrate when God does something great as well?
The purpose of celebration is to honor, reflect and focus on a specific person or event. Do you have those in the Lord?
Do you remember the day of your salvation? Do you stop to reflect on how the decesions to follow Jesus as your Lord and Savior has changed your life?
How often do you thank Him for your life?
Besides specific days on the calendar, everyday in the Lord is great. Today is His day. He created the sun to rise and the sky to turn blue. He created the trees and the flowers to provide beauty for you. He provides you food and drink to celebrate this day!
Yes! Today is a celebration as well! The Lord has given us another day to celebrate His goodness and proclaim His great name in the world.
How will you celebrate today?
Lord, thank You for today. It’s not just another 24 hours, this is the day You have made. Help me to rejoice and be glad in it.