We Are Rejoicers
Ok, so maybe ‘rejoicers’ isn’t a word. But it perfectly describes what we’re supposed to be. After all, we were given the gift of redemption, so that we have everything to be thankful for. So it’s ok to make up words if they’re good, right? I guess that’s today’s philosophy…
Blessed as we are, how could we forget just how amazing our lives are? Maybe they don’t look so good on the outside, or maybe they do. But either way, when we have Christ in our hearts, we are better off inside, and nothing outside can change the security and hope we have from that. So what are we doing moping about our horrible, depressing lives? We ought to be rejoicing!
Ok, so maybe that was a bit extreme. I don’t recommend going to anyone’s funeral and dancing and singing, because you’ll probably get spat at and maybe even arrested. But on a day-to-day basis we have to avoid just sitting back and enjoying (or maybe enduring) the ride. We have to passionately worship him who sets us free in every way we can!
He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” ” Revelation 14:7
In case you’re freaking out right now, no the hour of judgement hasn’t come yet–this is a prophecy, so it hasn’t happened yet. The point is, we need to worship God and rejoice in him for all the things he’s done. whether it’s how he transformed your life, gave you hope, or made all that was and is and ever will be.
He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot— come, let us rejoice in him.” Psalm 66:6
God has done amazing things deserving of our praise. But as we all should know the biggest and most amazing thing of all is the very event we just celebrated with Easter. God gave his son to die. He died and by his death washed away our sins, so we could have eternal life in heaven. That’s why we should rejoice.
Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” Romans 5:11
So if you haven’t gotten the picture yet, there is so much reason to rejoice. I might have quoted a lot of scripture today, but you can never quote too much scripture. So here’s a great one from Philippians:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4
I will note that it’s easy to not feel like rejoicing. That’s why rejoicing takes effort, and we can only rejoice in him when we have found reconciliation to God, and are secure in our heart.