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  • Writer's pictureAnn Skalaski

How Will You Celebrate?

In Psalm 143, David looks back on all that God has done, then looks forward, stretching out his hands to grasp more of God:

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.” (Ps. 143:5-6 ESV)

Celebrations and traditions are opportunities for us to look back and to look forward. To recall God’s faithfulness. To stretch out our hands to God.

In the same way that Moses built altars to commemorate God’s faithfulness, our modern-day celebrations and traditions memorialize in the present what came before preparing us to move forward into what lies ahead....

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