Lent: Day 37

Lenten Devotionals8 Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Chronicles 16:8-10 (NIV)

Do you know what a “flash mob” is? It is a pre-rehearsed and pre-set plan for a group of people to sing and/or dance in a public arena. It is done in a way that makes the act seem spontaneous.

There was a video in December that was going around the internet of a flash mob singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus at a mall food court. One of my friends made the comment that she thinks that is what heaven will be like. I like that idea.

One of our children’s Christmas books, called “This is the Stable,” has a line in it that describes the night of Jesus’ birth and says that all through the night the angels sang. I really like that idea. I imagine that the angels knew that God had a big plan and that it was going to happen sometime soon, but they didn’t know exactly when. Then, when God made it happen, they rejoiced and sang all night.

I imagine that when Jesus rose on Easter morning, that the angels sang then too. I bet they sang for a long, long time. If we really take a moment to comprehend the amazing fact that God sent his only son to die for our sins and that Jesus submitted to this wonderful plan, then we too would sing for a long, long time in praise and rejoicing.

As you worship during this Lenten season, and especially on Easter morning, remember the angels singing in response to God’s great act. Let us join our voices with the angels and sing praises to God and Jesus Christ!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help us to feel your joy in song as we celebrate and worship through Lent and Easter. Thank you for all of the many wonderful ways we have to praise you! Amen.

Lauren Inabnit
Thursday, April 14, 2011

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