Faith sees us joined in his death and alive with him in his resurrection.
Romans 6:8, Mirror
We are gathered here today to celebrate the timely death of you. You lived a hard life, full of sin and unrest. Your life was riddled with tormenting thoughts, ceaseless self-salvation projects, and hopelessness. Luckily, you died just at the right time.
Really, celebrate? Absolutely.
We typically will celebrate the life of someone when they die. I’ve never been to a funeral when the minister and family celebrated the death of someone. How awkward would that be?
That being said, we should ABSOLUTELY celebrate our death. Not in a morbid sense.
So, this prompts the question: Which death are we celebrating? Our inclusion in the death of Jesus!
How To Celebrate
The first way to celebrate is sincere thankfulness. This is not just the glib, “thanks” tossed up for a meaningless gift. We should have sincere thankfulness that comes from our joy of being united with Christ!
The second way we can celebrate is to tell others. I know for me, when something awesome happens, I tell people! This should be the same for all of us.
The last way we can celebrate is to live a life of celebration. Nothing says that you’re thankful than throwing a party! Remember Jesus telling the story of the woman who looked all day and found a lost coin and then threw a party?! Our entire lives should be a celebratory party to say thanks!