On this specific date I am honoured to present to you a guest post by my dear brother in the Lord Pastor Jim, who writes excellent edifying posts primarily on presuppositional apologetics at The Domain For Truth. I am grateful to Jim and my other brethren this weekend for stepping into the breach at Devotional Treasures while I am away. Jim’s writing covers a great width and depth of Biblical topics which are invaluable to any believer, I commend him to you today.
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
I don’t think most people would think of January 29th as an important holiday. But in our day and age it seems every single day there’s someone that have called a certain day to be a “National Day of ___.”
I looked it up and apparently for January 29th in the United States it is both “National Corn Chip Day” and also “National Puzzle Day.”
What is National Corn Chip Day? According to one website it is the following: “National Corn Chip Day is celebrated on January 29 every year. Corn chips are loved by people of different races and ages. It is crispy, crunchy, and made out of cornmeal. The chips are extremely spiced with salt flavor and packed in the bag for longer life. Corn chips can either be eaten alone or with different dips at any time. They’re tasty, they’re yummy, they’re crunchy and they’re called corn chips. National Corn Chip Day would not be complete without savoring that strong taste and flavor of the corn chip.”
What is National Puzzle Day? According to one website it is the following: “January 29 is National Puzzle Day, the perfect day to do a little brain exercise. Whether it’s a crossword, jigsaw, or Sudoku, puzzles engage our brain in more ways than one. Scientists have discovered that when we work on a jigsaw puzzle, we utilize both sides of the brain, improving memory, cognitive function and problem solving skills in the process. By utilizing puzzles, people can stimulate the brain improve a number of skills.”
I wonder how many of us know about these holidays. I wonder how many will remember this for next year. I also wonder how many actually celebrate.
Today can also be an important holiday, one that matters for eternity. If you have not trust in Jesus Christ who has died for your sins you can trust in Him today to be saved from the judgment of God. The Bible in 2 Corinthians 6:2 states “Behold, now is “a favorable time,” behold, now is “a day of salvation.” A day of salvation? Yes, if you trust in Jesus’ life and work you will be saved! It’s a Biblical promise. It will be an important holiday filled with celebration. Even if no human knows and celebrates you trusting in Jesus as Savior and Lord know that in heaven there is rejoicing:
“In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” (Luke 15:10).
Angels will celebrate! What are they celebrating? God saving sinners! Jesus described those being saved as being “Born Again.” My friends, if you have not trusted in Jesus yet, let it be today you trust in Him and January 29th will be your joyful Spiritual Birthday!