To most April 1st aka Aprils Fools Day is day that is recognized by playing jokes on an unsuspecting person and when they fall for the well orchestrated or not so much planned out cape they are dubbed as an April Fool! It’s remarkable how many of us fall for the stunts every year knowing or perhaps forgetting about the day of April 1st.
Here’s a little bit of history about April Fool’s Day:
Prior to the use of the Gregorian Calendar in 1564 April 1, what we now call... April Fool's Day, was observed as the New Year by some cultures. In protest there were many who refused to celebrate Jan 1 as the new day to celebrate the New Year and hence those people were called Fools.
I guess theoretically, I should be saying Happy New Year!
Isn’t it funny how a change of events or how a group can perceive an event can alter history and subsequently change how everyone views a particular day, thought, or action?
We focus a lot on getting to or successfully arriving to a particular day in order to gain the next thing, whether it is fame & fortune, love & marriage, or simply just the day that everyone sees you and accepts you and you accept you. There are a ton of days that each of us honor and if asked would be deemed of great importance however, to another not so much. Paul admonishes us that we should not judge one another based on those observances.
However, there is one day that is SOOO very important and often it isn’t much recognized or thought of in advance. The day I am speaking to the day when you realized that you woke up but not by your own ability. You took in your first waking breath of the day and it wasn’t by your power or design. How about the day when you realized that there’s definitely a greater purpose for your life more than anyone or even yourself could ever imagine. This day that I speak of far outweighs the aforementioned. It is the day when you discovered that you are a sinner and by divine and supernatural intervention, you accepted Christ in your heart and the benefits of His redemptive work on Calvary. The glorious work which makes it possible for anyone of us to go before God and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth!
Just writing this reminds me of the remarkable day it was when I made that realization!
Thank God for Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice!
I am all for rewriting the history of today that is likened to being a joke or shouting out that you’ve been got in yet another “April Fool’s” antics, even it is just for ONE!
If you are reading this and have not yet received the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior or you may find that you need to rededicate yourself back to Christ please repeat this prayer:
Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus Christ is Your only begotten Son, that He came down to our earth in the flesh and died on the cross to take away all of my sins and the sins of this world. I believe that Jesus Christ then rose from the dead on the third day to give eternal life to those who believe! Lord, I confess to You on this day all of the wrong and sinful things that I have ever done in my life. I ask that You please forgive me and wash away all of my sins by the blood that You have personally shed for me on the cross. I am ready to accept You as my personal Lord and Savior and I ask that You come into my life and live with me for all of eternity.
1 John 1:9
If you have read these words sincerely from your heart, you are now born again and know that there are angels of God in heaven now rejoicing! ( Luke 15 8-9 NKJV)
and I rejoice as well!
Until Next Time…
Have Faith in God and Move Accordingly