As we celebrate the Lord with our family, we role model the Lord’s presence in our lives. This is one of the greatest inheritance we can give to our children and grandchildren; it is a treasure to be passed on to future generations.
Then your children will ask, ‘What does this ceremony mean?’ (Ex 12vs26)
Many sacrifices were offered on that joyous day, for God had given the people cause for great joy. The women and children also participated in the celebration, and the joy of the people of Jerusalem could be heard far away(Neh 12vs43).
These days would be remembered and kept from generation to generation and celebrated by every family throughout the provinces and cities of the empire. This Festival of Purim would never cease to be celebrated among the Jews, nor would the memory of what happened ever die out among their descendants (Esther 9vs28).
Our God loves to celebrate. He celebrates the defeat of sin and evil, the salvation of the lost, and thhe daily joys and successes of His people.
You rejoiced at the desolation of Israel’s territory. Now I will rejoice at yours! You will be wiped out, you people of Mount Seir and all who live in Edom! Then you will know that I am the LORD (Ez 35vs15).
In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’ angels when even one sinner repents (Lk 15vs10).
“The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ (Matt 25vs23).
God celebrates. . .Who shouldn’t you?