Recovery takes TIME – and so should we

Last night with my wife (Karen) and three children (Duncan, Mitchell and Ashleigh) I attended the end of year school celebration. A night where all the school, high school and primary come together to celebrate  all God has done in 2011. At the end of the evening the school chaplain as part of the closing prayer issued a challenge for us all to take time this Christmas to think about who Christmas is about. The word CHRISTMAS begins with ‘Christ’ and ends with a ‘mas’ of His people giving Glory to Him. He asked us to take time to think about Who it is about. Jesus came to save sinners – He lived to save sinner – He died to save sinners and He rose victorious TO SAVE SINNERS.

God encourages heartfelt celebration. There is a common misconception that God is against celebration. That through recovery God wants to take all the fun out of our lives, Nothing is further from the truth. God wants to give us life in all it’s fullness (John 10:10) and we who have found recovery and walk daily with Him have the most to celebrate about.

Psalm 97:12  You are the LORD’s people! So celebrate and praise the only God.