Thank you, Susan (Pryor Hodges, a college buddy), for sharing this with me yesterday. I love watching flash mobs. It's so cool that a group of people will get together and practice and practice to learn a song (and sometimes choreography) in order to surprise another group of people with the goal of making them smile, of giving them joy, and––in this instance––of glorifying Christ! Love it!
Watching this brought tears to my eyes and makes me long for the day when we'll sing a new song in heaven together, part of a mighty chorus, similar to what's described in the fifth chapter of Revelation...
Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus:
"Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered––
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing."
And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang:
"Blessing and honor and glory and power
belong to the one sitting on the throne
and to the Lamb forever and ever!"
I join with the four living beings to say "Amen!" Can't you picture it? Can't you taste that eternal longing that God's placed within each of us?
And now for something else I love and long for (all too often)… Cookies!
Kelsey and I baked this past Thanksgiving weekend, and I wish I could have shared some of the sweets with y'all. They're safely distributed to neighbors and co-workers now, which is a good thing. I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgivings. Ours was very nice. It was special to be with family but the table still felt so empty without Mom.
The holidays can be precious, but they can also be so very hard. I hope that amidst the hustle and bustle of this next month, and in between the moments when some of us may wish that January was already here, that you'll have some "Hallelujah" moments of your own, when you're overwhelmed with the person of Jesus Christ and what He's done for you and me. For what He continues to do. And that you'll take a step closer to Him.
And maybe you'll also get a glimpse of what awaits us when we sing that new song together someday. A song we'll already know by heart. And can't you just imagine the choreography! ;)