Today, March 14 is:
- National Potato Chip Day
- National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
- National Learn About Butterflies Day
- National Children’s Craft Day
- National Write Your Story Day
- National Pi Day
- It’s also my birthday!
People really love a good celebration. Why else would we make up all of these national days for every little thing under the sun?
We actively seek out things to celebrate; some of which are what we would call momentous occasions (getting married, finding a job you love, or having a baby).
Other things we celebrate are only important to us (think about the dance you do when you find the remote after your toddler ran off with it).
I believe we have a tendency toward celebrations. I think there is something inside of us which longs for the joy of celebrating.
In the Old Testament we find seven different feasts of which God’s people celebrated.
It would seem our God understood (and designed) our gravity toward celebration.
In our churches today we take time every single week to remember the sacrifice of Jesus. There are certainly somber moments of remembrance but it is also meant to be a celebration as well.
Sometime we only think about Easter being the time to remember Jesus’ victory over death in the Resurrection but really that’s what we do every week when we gather for our church services (one church where I served we called our Sunday times the Sunday Morning Celebration).
We have been saved by grace through Jesus. What a wonderful reason for celebration!
So go ahead and celebrate!
Rejoice over the little things.
Party because your team won.
Observe National Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19).
Do a dance when your kid uses the bathroom (correctly) for the first time.
Thank God for all the small and big things we have an opportunity to celebrate in this life. All the while, let us remember the God who sent His Son to save us and who gave us the greatest reason of all to celebrate.