Shirley is a member here at New Calvary Baptist Church. She has a neat license plate on the front of her car. It shares this simple and vital message: "Rejoice Always".
If there is one thing we Christians should be doing, it is rejoicing. There ought to be an ongoing celebration taking place in our hearts. Regardless of our circumstances, we have an abundance of blessings that should fill us with gladness.
Regardless of who you are and where you are, remember to rejoice!
Rejoice because we have a full pardon! We sinners have been forgiven. Our slates have been wiped clean. This is because our wrongdoings have been paid for by our Lord.
Rejoice because we have a loyal Friend! Our Lord is with us 24/7. All day, every day. No matter what, He is by our side.
Rejoice because we have a bright future! Heaven awaits us. Our Lord is preparing our eternal home, and it will be perfect. The problems we deal with down here will no longer affect us up there.
Paul was so right when he wrote these words in Philippians 4:4 - "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"
Shirley's license plate offers us all a good dose of wisdom. You and I have plenty of reasons to celebrate in our hearts, day in and day out. And nothing will ever change that.
Yep, you can rejoice right now! Blessings from Heaven have been sent your way. So be glad and feel good about how fortunate you really are.