"And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast…'"
Matthew 22:1
We celebrate what brings us joy. Because our joy is based on God—who He is, what He is doing, and what He has promised to do—we should celebrate deeply and often.

Joy has always been at the very heart of the triune God. As C.S. Lewis wrote, "Joy is the serious business of heaven."

We need more joy in our world. More wonder. More awe. More marveling. And the people of God should be the bringers of these things. The joy-bringers, the party people. How can we not be? Look at all we have to celebrate! Look at Who we are invited to celebrate!


Going Deeper

Further Reading on the Practice
Celebration of Discipline:
The Path to Spiritual Growth
By Richard Foster

Dividing the disciplines into movements of the Spirit, Richard Foster shows how practices contribute to a balanced spiritual life. In chapter thirteen, he illustrates how the discipline of celebration brings us nearer to one another and to God.

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The Trellis Audiobook
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In this episode we share how joy and celebration don't arise out of pretending everything is always wonderful. Rather, they come from seeing the world as it is and singing hallelujah anyway.