I just saw a video of a woman being discharged from a hospital in Texas. She had just recovered from the coronavirus. As she was being wheeled to the front door, dozens of hospital employees lined the lobby, applauding and cheering for the recovered patient. It was reported that the lady said that the hospital workers were the ones who really deserved the applause.
We frequently hear cheers and applause when someone is baptized into Christ at our church. I think that the celebration is an appropriate response when someone has been healed from their sin. I also think that the One deserving the applause is Jesus.
“And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.”—Acts 22:16.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”—Romans 5:8.