More on the Party Prayer

At the Facebook feed of this blog, I received the following comment to my previous party prayer post:

Barbara Stokes:Let me just say we would not be worried about the party or the party-poopers if the presence and the power of the Lord were there.

I agree with Ms. Stokes…I think. If she means to say that God’s presence is better than self-serving carnal entertainment, then I say Amen. Piper would say amen and amen.

That is not to say that Christ is against a good party for a good reason. Again, quoting Piper in his exposition of Luke 15:

In Luke 15: 11-24 Jesus gives a third answer to the Pharisees’ accusation. When he receives sinners and eats with them, it is like a father who finds a lost son and celebrates with all his house. All three parables have this in common: being lost and being found followed by great joy in heaven.

1. Verse 6: “Rejoice with me for I have found my sheep which was lost!”
2. Verse 9: “Rejoice with me for I have found the coin which I had lost!”
3. Verse 24: “‘This son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ And they began to be merry.”

A lost and found sheep—and a party. A lost and found coin—and a party. A lost and found son—and a party.

So are parties bad? Some could be. But I am glad to say that because of Christ and his Gospel, I have a good reason to party. Him!

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One thought on “More on the Party Prayer

  1. J says:

    Good thoughts… congratulations on that son of yours! I can't wait to meet him.~Julie

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