Its a simple fact, I am getting older every year. As winter becomes spring, I grow older. With age comes another birthday I do not want to celebrate. I do not mind getting older, but I do not want people celebrating my birthday. Here is the simple reason, pride. Stubborn pride will not allow people to celebrate my life. Over the years, I have avoided graduations, birthday parties, and special events because I do not want to be celebrated.
A few weeks ago, I asked a difficult question, “What does avoiding celebration say about God?
When Paul and Silas were imprisoned for their Christian faith, they began singing praises to God. Their celebration, brought the world into a deeper relationship with God.
When we ignore celebration, we are ignoring an opportunity to praise God.