that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city, that these days of Purim should not fail to be observed among the Jews, and that the memory of them should not perish among their descendants. Esther 9:28
Every nation has certain events that they always want to remember for various reasons. Those events are celebrated and talked about every year at a specific time. These events can be a memory of something good or bad, either way they are to remind people of something good or bad to be thankful for or to keep from occurring again.
When the Jews had survived their attempted destruction by Haman, they began a celebration of Purim to be done every year, by everyone, everywhere to keep the memory of what had happened.
It is easy for people to remember on a regular basis large national level events that have occurred. No matter where they go, people will always talk about the event in memory of it, whether something good or bad. Some events have been celebrated for hundreds of years, while others are new and just beginning.
While remembering national events, it is also important to remember personal events in one’s own life. People are quick to remember to celebrate birthdays and wedding anniversaries, but there are other events that people often forget about.
For the believer, the beginning of remembrance begins with when one chose to repent of one’s sins and believe in Jesus. Then one must remember the times God has done something in one’s life. These can be little or great things, but God is always doing something.
One great event to always remember is when God gave strength to overcome a sinful habit. This was a time of victory over the enemy and the destruction of the soul.
God has already done many wonderful things in your own life, beginning with salvation. Take time to remember what God has done and then take time to celebrate that event.
It can just a simple celebration that only you and few people know about, but it is done to give God glory and praise for what He had done in your past. Celebrating in this way can give you hope for your future, no matter what troubles you may face, and it keeps your focus upon God.
What can you celebrate today?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will recognize God’s work in your life; that you will give God praise for what He has done; that you will remember all that God has done for you; and that you will let the world know what God has done.