Do you like a good party? Would you like to participate in a celebration with some very important people? How happy would you be to celebrate with the team who wins a championship? Do you know you can?
We like celebrations for winning. There is the celebration in victory lane following a NASCAR race. There are celebrations following a football game, a baseball game, a basketball game, and soccer games. Yet, it is rare for us to have an opportunity to celebrate with the players and owners who won.
We have an opportunity to celebrate with the winner and the owner. When we celebrate with a person coming to Christ, we are celebrating with the player and the owner. You see, God is in the midst of that celebration. Not only God, but all the angels are there as well. Think of it this way—God is in the owners’ booth and the angels fill the 70,000-seat stadium and all are celebrating with those of us on the field. The cheering is deafening. And we stand on the field hoisting the championship trophy.
This analogy only goes so far. We know we did not win on our own. God carried us at times. There were times we leaned on one another. At times we weren’t sure we wanted to make the commitment. Yet, when we finally decided to commit, the celebration was wonderful.
Much like a championship team, we celebrate for a while. But we know there is the need to get back to work once the celebration is over. There is more to be done. We need to continue to seek more of the lost, bringing them into the kingdom, and celebrate once more.
Any time a sinner accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior, there is a celebration in heaven. They celebrate another soul being won over by God. They celebrate another piece of God’s plan coming to fruition. And we get to celebrate with them!
I pray we all celebrate when someone accepts Christ as their Savior. I pray we enjoy celebrating with God and the angels in heaven. I pray each one of us long to bring another lost soul into the kingdom of God. Celebrate with God. Celebrate with the angels. Celebrate a lost soul coming to Christ.
Luke 15:10 “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”