Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. Exodus 12:17
Nearly every person in every nation around the world has some type of celebration that they like to celebrate on a regular basis. It may be a birthday, a holiday, an anniversary, or something else, but people like to celebrate.
The purpose of celebrating something is to remember something or someone that was good or even great. How and what people celebrate may be different, but the heart is the same.
God told the Israelites that they are to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread every year on the day they were released from Egypt and captivity.
Most believers are just like the world in desiring to celebrate various events in their life. Some will not celebrate any events, due to the secularization of the event.
As the world celebrates often for selfish reasons, the true believer will celebrate to honor God for what He has done. The most common is celebrating a birthday that God has allowed a person to have.
One celebration that is often overlooked by many believers is the day of their salvation, the day God drew them out of the world of sin and death. Some can remember the day, but many forget the specific day, especially after many years.
It often just becomes another day, yet it was one of the greatest days in the life of a believer. Many forget who they were and where they were before following Jesus.
Taking time to remember these things and honor God with a celebration will help one to remember what God had done in them. The believer will be able to look back and see how far he has come from captivity and death.
Do you remember when you first chose to believe in and follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? Do you remember how He pulled you out of a life of sin and death?
Take time to remember that and celebrate that day. Give God honor and glory for what He had done and is continuing to do in your life.
Keep hope in that what God has started He will continue to do until He chooses to call you home for eternity into heaven.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will remember the day that God saved you from your sins; that you will continue to walk the path God has for you; and that you will know the hope, glory and joy of your salvation.