Do you revel in God’s goodness?
After God’s incredible rescue of the Israelites in the waters of the Red Sea, millions of Israelites join in unison, singing praise and thanksgiving to God. Can you imagine the revelry of millions of voices singing to God in unison? In this same chapter of Exodus, Aaron’s sister grabs a tambourine, and all the women follow her lead with tambourines and dancing. Miriam joyfully sings, “Sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider He has thrown into the sea” (Exodus 15:20-21).
Doesn’t this revelry seem fitting in response to God’s miraculous rescue?
And as believers, shouldn’t we merrily celebrate God’s gift of our salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ—the greatest victory and rescue of all? Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, taking our sins to the cross, dying an agonizing death in full payment of our sins, and miraculously defeating the grave (Matthew 27:45-51, 28:1-10).
Throughout Scripture, we’re encouraged to merrily celebrate this Good News. We shouldn’t quietly exalt God, as we’re so apt to do. Others should witness and experience the joy we find in Christ!
In the Old Testament, God prescribed feasts so the Israelites would recognize God’s hand in their lives, remember all that He had done for them, and revel in the goodness and steadfast promises of our Lord. While we are no longer bound to these feasts as believers in the Good News of Jesus Christ, our Savior did institute a vital feast of remembrance, the Lord’s Supper.
“And He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood’” (Luke 22:19-20, ESV).
In His own words, Jesus tells us, “Do this in remembrance of me.”
We should honor our Savior’s words by reveling in His rescue, not only as we celebrate communion but every day we enjoy here on earth! As believers, we should be revelers for Christ—celebrating, delighting in, adoring, and taking pleasure in Christ’s rescue of us. Inviting others to know Him and understand His rescue mission so they, too, experience the rescue that can only be accomplished by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
How are you reveling in His goodness today?
“Revel in His goodness” and in “His rescue mission” for us – I pray I honor our Savior by bringing Him joy through my daily life as I revel in His rescue mission for me! Thank you Jesus for going to the cross and bearing my sins! I love You!
Thanks Monica for helping me to remember!!