Yesterday was a special day—National Coffee Day!! Now’s that a sure celebration waiting to happen!! So as I poured my first cup, I celebrated as I added my always present favorite cream peppermint mocha and took a sip! Then I poured another cup into my UK Wildcats mug just as I had done before and celebrated once again! This same event happened a third and fourth time as the morning moved along.
To add happiness upon happiness, I received an email from my favorite coffee source, Dunkin Donuts, inviting me to stop by their store and enjoy a free cup of the new brew of dark roast! So, as I drove from one hospital visit to the next, a stop at DD caused another celebratory moment! Since I love coffee so much and drink it from morning until night, I celebrate all day!!
As I prepared one of my cups yesterday morning and took a picture of it for Facebook and Instagram, the thought occurred to me, “This thing of celebrating should be an every day event for the followers of Christ!” Yes, I really do love my coffee, and I love to celebrate, but genuine rejoicing and celebration is the grace gift of every believer in Christ! We should celebrate all day, every day, throughout the day, . . . just like drinking coffee!!
Why should we celebrate?
- We have been born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:3).
- We have an inheritance reserved in heaven for us that is incorruptible, undefiled and will not fade away (1 Peter 1:4).
- Our salvation is secured by the power of God forever (1 Peter 1:5).
- We can rejoice in the midst of suffering (1 Peter 1:6-9).
- We can rejoice that trials have a “shelf-life” (1 Peter 1:6).
- The character of our faith in trials will one day testify of Christ (1 Peter 1:7).
- The more we know of Christ and abide in Him, the more we have to celebrate and be joyful (1 Peter 1:8).
- We can enjoy our salvation today (1 Peter 1:9).
- God’s Word is eternal (1 Peter 1:25)
I have just mentioned a very few reasons to celebrate! So, if you are a born again believer, a true follower of Jesus Christ, today is a day of celebration of all we have in Christ for time and eternity! So, take a drink of coffee and celebrate!