The crowd cheers and roars. The team on the field runs around slapping each other on their helmets, hugging each other or several teammates collide together celebrating their big win. Some may take a knee or point to heaven, others kiss the trophy. It doesn’t matter the sport, when one side wins the victory the celebration begins.
Victory by definition means an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.
But, do we truly need a special event to celebrate to be victorious? I say yes…and no.
Every day mundane things may not need a celebration. Then again, maybe they do. Maybe you’re like me. Some days you are just a hot mess. Nothing gets accomplished. Laundry is piling up. The kitchen is a wreck with dishes piled everywhere and maybe I haven’t even gotten out of my pj’s. So yes maybe on days like that a simple victory is getting dressed or making a full meal.
More than that I believe the one way we are truly blessed and should celebrate with a victory dance is the fact that Jesus died on the cross for us. By His act of obedience and sacrifice I have salvation in Him. Because I believe in Him I know where I’ll be spending eternity. That’s a victory I celebrate every day. It’s nothing I’ve done but all of what Christ has done that I celebrate. He didn’t just “take one for the team.” He made the ultimate sacrifice and because of that I’ll one day be with Him in heaven.
So, on those days when you just don’t feel like you can celebrate anything, celebrate what Jesus did for you. His victory over death is also your victory now and for eternity if you believe in Him.