At our house we eagerly anticipate the Fall season. Of course, the holidays are upon us now. We’ve all heard in countless conversations the phrase, “time flies.” Older people love to add on their insight that it seems to go faster and faster as you age. Many of us mark time by the holidays throughout the year. They are roadside markers that offer us perspective on the progression of the years of our lives. God’s Word is rich with lists of memorials, annual holidays and specific celebrations that were to be honored annually by his people. Certain families emphasize different holidays more than others because of their ethnicity, religious background or childhood tradition. Whatever your list looks like suddenly you’re running down it again marking time and adding meaning to your life.
4th of of July,
HOMEWORK: Meditate on the holidays that have meant the most to you throughout your life. What are the sights, smells, tastes and feelings that you associate with these memories? Give thanks to God for the ways your life has been enriched through the observance of special calendar days. Also, consider special plans you could make to celebrate your spiritual birthday, (your baptism day) when it arrives next on your calendar. Develop your own traditions as you celebrate your personal salvation holiday.
Have fun growing in gratitude today. Hope this helps. See you tomorrow,