Whoever heard of a solitary celebration? When your joy overflows, you can’t help sharing it with others.
Jesus’ three parables in Luke 15 illustrate this. After the shepherd found his lost sheep, he called his friends and neighbors together and said, “Rejoice with me!” After the woman found her lost coin, she summoned her friends and neighbors and said, “Rejoice with me!” And when the Prodigal Son returned home, his father killed the fattened calf and threw a party. His joy was so great, he had to share it with others.
That’s why we come together here at church. Worship is a celebration of Jesus, and when you celebrate, you just can’t do it alone.
So I extend to you the psalmist’s invitation when he said, “Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”