Jubilant: Expressing joy or being exultingly joyful - have you ever felt that way???? The state of being jubilant - WOW! I think that would be a fun way to live...........however, most people would think I was out of my mind, right? Well, I am willing to risk it!
(Most people I know probably already think that I am crazy, right? Right! (Ha! Ha!) Oh well.....)
I was reading a devotion this morning by a young lady whose daughter she named Jubilee and it started me thinking..........hmmm....what if we did celebrate EACH day we are alive? Jubilee is for a special anniversary such as a 50th wedding anniversary or an occasion of joyful celebration. What have you celebrated recently???
The infamous day of "Love" is coming - Valentine's Day! A day filled with chocolate, pink flowers, red hearts and roses galore!!!
Even if you don't have your very own valentine YOU could be someone else's!
Think about that 90 year old neighbor whose husband has been gone 30 years....or a friend's parent who lives in an assisted living place and they live 50 miles away - could you go visit them and take them a Valentine?
There are a million ways of showing jubilation!!! Try it, experiment, be creative, step out of that traditional box you hold in your mind and bring some delight to someone else's world who may need a bit of cheering up!
One of my favorite scriptures reminds us to rejoice each day:
"Rejoice in the Lord always! Again, I say Rejoice!" Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near!" (Philippians 4:4-5)
Go and be jubilant today!!!
(Besides, I need some other crazy people running around out there in this world with me!!!)