December 21, 2020

Isaiah 61:10 I will sing for joy in God, explode in praise from deep in my soul! (The Message Bible)

One of the things I will miss most in this Covid Christmas year will be singing Joy to the World at the end of our Christmas Eve service (congregational singing is a no-no virus spreader). Our congregation, like many, has a tradition of lighting personal candles as we sing Silent Night softly. And then, after the benediction we blow out those candles and “explode in praise” as the organ roars and the voices rise in that glorious carol. There are several choral versions available online and I am enjoying exploding in praise with them in the privacy of my home by myself. Yes, the celebration will be different this year, but what we celebrate is the same as last year and the year before and millennia before that. However you explode in praise deep in your soul this year, let it rip like the sound of the angels on the first Christmas!


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