They say when a person decides to follow God and truly repents of their sin there is a celebration in heaven (the prodigal son).
Yesterday at church we witnessed the "swearing in" (enrolment) of a new Salvation Army Senior Soldier. He was a charming young man, the grandson of a close friend and surrounded by "Army" family. For those who are not familiar with the Salvo way of church: to be sworn in one must first make the decision of christianity and then take about 6-8 weeks of classes that educate on the doctrines, purposes and traditions of The Salvation Army. So, while this young man's decision was taken a long while ago, the party happened yesterday. He was sworn in, surrounded by family and friends and we made an enormous fuss... as we should have!
There was a party in Heaven yesterday and there was a party at the The Salvo's too.