This past weekend I quoted a rap I was taught at a church conference a few years ago, it went like this: “Ain’t no party like a Holy Ghost party, cuz a Holy Ghost party don’t stop…wha?” (and then you repeat it). This was in the context of our study on the life of Jesus and in particular the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine. And it made us all consider what our view of a “party” truly is.
I also made this statement: “our world has no clue how to truly party and yet they’re always looking for the next one and as true followers of Jesus we know how to party (have joy etc) and we hardly ever throw one!” As followers of Jesus we should be setting the standard for what a good time looks like. Just consider for a second that we are set free from sin and death. We are not chained to insecurities, past habits or addictions. We have hope in the midst of challenging circumstances, we have life when there seems to be little to smile about. Yet it seems like we fear expressing it. Maybe we’ve been turned off by those “over-happy” Christians who seem to never been down. Or maybe we fear that we’ll allow the world’s definition of “good party” seep into our parties? Now that I think about it, I’m not sure I know WHY we don’t party more? What I just shared are a few guesses, but I don’t know for sure?