They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. (NIV) Psalm 145:7
It seems like we celebrate a lot. April is National Frog Month, National Humor Month, National Poetry Month and Stress Awareness Month. Then there’s April Fool’s Day, National Read a Road Map Day, No Housework Day, Jackie Robinson Day, National Eggs Benedict Day, and Cuckoo Day. It seems like we have recognition for just about everything. June (my birthday month) is full of holidays…it’s National Candy month (I like that!)…there’s Headache Awareness Week, Meet a Mate Week, and Take Your Pet to Work Week…there’s Donut Day, Tech Support Appreciation Day, Best Friend’s Day, Flag Day, and Father’s Day. Then on June 2 it’s Yell “Fudge” at Cobras Day. (You all know that in order to keep poisonous cobra snakes out of North America, all citizens are asked to go outdoors at noon local time and yell, “Fudge!”)
As Christians we could start our own holidays. I’m not talking about Christmas and Easter type of holidays. We could celebrate National Stop-Gossiping Month…or National Honor Your Parent’s Month (even if you’re already an adult)…or International Worry-Free Month…or Be Kind to Your Mother-In-Law Day. We might decide to have a 24 Hours of Prayer Day…or an International Be Content Day…or Judgment-Free Month…or Putting Others Interests Ahead of Myself Week.
By the way, watch out for June 19, World Sauntering Day…a day dedicated to reviving the lost art of Victorian sauntering and discouraging jogging, lollygagging, sashaying, fast-walking, and trotting!