Life affords us many days to celebrate personally. A few of these are worthy of our attention annually. Obviously, there are birthdays and anniversaries.
Many Christians celebrate the day they committed their life to Christ. It’s a life-changing event and they want to commemorate it.
Today in our home we celebrate, albeit somberly, the day my wife didn’t die. Two years ago today she took a direct hit from a Toyota Landcruiser to her left thigh at the knee.
It shattered her femur and threw her quite a distance from the motorcycle she was on.
Today we celebrate God’s decision to preserve her life, which could have easily been taken. The truck was traveling 70+MPH.
We cheer that Christie didn’t lose her leg in this event. She has been in a wheelchair, on a walker, on crutches or using a cane for the last 24 months. With her slight build and very young 40 years it looks terribly out of place. It has been made more bearable for our family because we understand these as temporary necessities in her recovery to 100%.
I have no trouble celebrating those days we deem deserving of our attention. I tend to overlook so many others, like the ones that have pain or trauma attached to them. Or the ones that pass in an instant without tragedy and leave no lasting mark.
Why do I undercut my appreciation to God for his many daily blessings?
What could you celebrate? What day or event did circumstances take a turn in your favor? How has God spared you lately?