Lent 2020 ACC – March 1st

Greeting & Happy March 1st, 2020!

Celebrate is Lent photo for today! 📸

Celebrating my birthday in 2018

Usage of the word celebrate in the Bible (NRSV)

“They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.” ~Psalm 145:7

“But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate.” ~Luke 15:22-24

“This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.” ~Exodus 12:14

“Therefore, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” ~1 Corinthians 5:8

I’ve always loved celebrating my birthday with family and friends. I look forward to it year after year. Age is just a number, for me it about being thankful for what I have been blessed with and I want to share my birthday with people who love me. When I was a kid my mom always made a big deal about birthday’s, mine and my brothers. I have pictures of a huge cake and all my cousins were there to celebrate! What beautiful memories. Celebrations, in my opinion should be often and shared. Celebrate life, celebrate friendship, celebrate whatever…most importantly always invite God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit along, we are nothing without them!

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” ~John 14:6

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” ~2 Corinthians 13:13

ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed below.