Children in Moemaneng Township outside Marquard, enjoy soccer playing with a home-made soccer ball (What joy this lad exhibits) Photo credit: Ida le Grange
The main purpose of mankind’s existence is to glorify God and to celebrate Him for all eternity.
Let’s be honest - we’re far more excited about a goal scored by Bafana Bafana in the World Cup than we are about the greatest story ever told – the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our joy about God should go much deeper.
How on earth am I going to convince anybody seeking God of the absolute joy of my faith if there’s no sign of it in my own life? Where would Isend this person to find someone who celebrates God constantly and without restraint if I show none of the joy in your own life?
Why is it so hard for us to celebrate God? Maybe because we feel it’s not proper; or perhaps we’re afraid of offending other. Or maybe we’ve lost just a little bit of our first love for Christ.
Don't you know or believe the Good News?
God reconciled Himself to this world through his son Jesus Christ. This alone is reason enough make us celebrate our joy in God visibly and audibly wherever we go.
So let's go out there and blow our vuvuzelas, trumpets or whatever and make a holy noise for Christ!
Praise him with trumpets.
Praise him with harps and lyres.
Praise him with drums and dancing.
Praise him with harps and flutes.
Praise him with cymbals.
Praise him with loud cymbals.
Praise the Lord, all living creatures!
Praise the Lord! Ps. 150: 3-6
Source: Hennie Symington (Verse a Day)
The Arabic word for joy is gizaar.