As the people were celebrating and some were experiencing sorrow, their cries were incredibly loud. They were so loud that they were heard from “far away.” There’s a lesson in this, isn’t there? God had been working, keeping His promises, showing them His faithfulness, and now they were celebrating, and their celebration caught the attention of many from far away. This is exactly how God calls each of His children to be. He works redemptively in our lives, He transforms us by His grace, and our celebration of Him ought to be so clear and so powerful that it catches the attention of many. Yet for too many of us, our celebration is nearly non-existent, or we attempt to keep it to ourselves. Too often we have forgotten just how significant God’s grace is in our lives. God has done much in each of our lives, and our response to His grace, especially in the eye of the public, speaks to our confidence and gratefulness for His grace.
With whom have you shared the celebration of God’s work in your life? With whom might you need to share?