Made to Celebrate Something

“What monotony and tedium and bleak weariness! Life must be punctuated with celebration. It’s a universal human impulse. And where did this inclination come from? God created us this way. “What is the chief end of man?” the Westminster Catechism asks. “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” Now, that is celebrating worthy of the name! Several years ago I read a story about a parade somewhere oriented around the theme “Louie, Louie”— the old rock and roll song. There was no reason for this parade. The organizer explained that he just felt like  hosting a parade, and that song was as good a reason as any. Whether we have a silly reason or a solid reason, we will celebrate, because God made us this way. And we who belong to Jesus have powerful reasons to celebrate.” -Ray Ortlund


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