An Act of Celebration
Bradon: Jon. Did you know that I have a long list of specific, mostly fun rules, my friends and I live by?
Jon: I did! I don’t know all the rules but I do know that rule #1 is Fun is one! Which I really love!
Bradon: Right, there’s a lot of rules! One of my favourites is always having a glowstick budget! Do you know why?
Jon: I do not! But I am sure the listeners and I will all find out in our upcoming episode!
Bradon: Indeed you will!
About the Story
Bradon: Exactly! Fun is one! Meaning try to have fun, even in the worst of times, or Friends don’t keep score – I love this one, simply meaning, friendships aren’t even, or it doesn’t matter, we do for others and have done for us, but no tally is kept.
One of my most favourites is – Celebrate everything, Basically boiling down to the idea, that even the smallest of Joys is worth celebrating, A hug from a friend, a good cup of coffee, a sunny day, all of these things when you say you want to celebrate them help them from not passing you by unnoticed! It’s really about intentionality!
Jon: That’s awesome! I really like some of those! Simple reminders… and they are Way more fun than the rules I have in my house! Fun is like number 47 in my home!
Bradon: Yeah Right – Okay, so I do have a reason for bringing this all up I promise.
Jon: Sure Sure, You just love talking about yourself.
Bradon: No! I do not. Okay, so part of the reason I bring this up is that I think we don’t always do a great job and seeing Christ as Human. We often have this stoic, silent type of persona in our heads when we are thinking about Jesus. This certainly could be true, but we have to remember that he was and is Human, meaning the entire emotional spectrum that you and I have, sadness, frustration, giddiness, goofiness, boredom, all of these Jesus would have experienced.
Jon: I honestly have no idea where you are going with this.
Bradon: I used to, and sometimes still get stuck thinking Jesus was a boring person.
Jon: AHHH I get it now
Bradon: But I think that is just that because how we, in today’s times, often see him depicted in media, paintings, movies, etc. All this to say, when we talk about the rule of celebrating everything, I believe that Jesus would be the kind of guy to celebrate with me in those moments.
Jon: So what did you end up finding out?
Bradon: God’s love is an act of Celebration, one we are celebrated in through His creation and care for us!
Jon: and we get to celebrate God by offering Praise, prayer, and worship to Him.
It is much like you said at the beginning. It is the intentionality, not the celebration that ends up being important. The more we want to celebrate God the more we become aware of the reasons He should be celebrated!
Bradon: Exactly! And as we see more reason to celebrate God our lives become more and more a testament of His love!
Jon: That’s right. We live out the faith not simply just speak about it. Which is a really important thing to do.
Bradon: It is. And let’s face it. If Jesus celebrated over good food and time with friends, I think we can do that too! So, I’ll expect you to bring the cake in for me for breakfast next week? Sound good?
Jon: Oh boy, You wouldn’t want the cake I would bake… I am not a baker at all. But I could probably find you a muffin in the camp kitchen?