I Celebrate the Day

A few weeks ago I found an old IPod shuffle. Its that one Ipod I lose about every 9 months and find it again in the most random place. Anyway I’m glad I found it because it has a random Christmas album from a bunch of “Tooth and Nail” and BEC artists. Well, it has one of my favorite pop-punk Christmas songs, Relient K’s “I Celebrate the Day.” The last line is fantastic:

I celebrate the day that you were born to die so I could one day pray for you to save my life.

Now, I would say that Christ came to do more than just die for us. Christ came so that we could become God’s sons and daughters and share in his own Life. Or as T.F. Torrance put it, Christ came so that we would be “lifted up to participate in the very light, life, and love of the Holy Trinity.” But still, that one line from the song gets me every time.


Published by cwoznicki

Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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