December 7, 2020

Isaiah 40:11 You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” (The Message Bible)

Everybody knows the Beatles, don’t they? Even teenagers? Do you know how their public career together ended? Here is the Wikipedia version: “On 30 January 1969, the Beatles performed an unannounced concert from the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row, within central London’s office and fashion district. Joined by keyboardist Billy Preston, the band played a 42-minute set before the Metropolitan Police asked them to reduce the volume. It ultimately became the final public performance of their career” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles%27_rooftop_concert). What a way to go out! What would you shout from a rooftop? When the Eagles won the Superbowl there was a lot of shouting and fireworks. Isaiah is telling his people that what God is doing is so exciting that they should be screaming about it at the top of their lungs! Can God really be that good, that meaningful, that thrilling? That’s what Christians have said for two millennia. As you await Christmas this year, what excites you? Is God in there somewhere?

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