It’s fun to have a birthday party or other celebration. Often, as we prepare for the special event, we choose a theme. For a daughter’s birthday we might choose a princess theme. Or a treasure hunt for a son’s birthday party.
Did you know that each and every time we enter into God’s presence to worship Him, we are joining a great celebration taking place in heaven? We step through time and space, into the holy throne room. Angels are gathered, singing their praises. Men and women believers who have died before us surround God’s throne and raise their voices in adoration to honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
As we prepare to join the celebration for one hour today, let’s choose a theme for our special party with God! Here’s a great theme to focus on and praise God for as we prepare our minds and hearts to experience the amazing presence of God:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
-Hebrews 12:1-2, NIV