What Would You Sing?

Psalm 105:1-11 

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,

    make known his deeds among the peoples.

Sing to him, sing praises to him;

    tell of all his wonderful works.

Glory in his holy name;

    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Seek the Lord and his strength;

    seek his presence continually.

Remember the wonderful works he has done,

    his miracles, and the judgments he has uttered,

O offspring of his servant Abraham,

    children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

He is the Lord our God;

    his judgments are in all the earth.

He is mindful of his covenant forever,

    of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,

the covenant that he made with Abraham,

    his sworn promise to Isaac,

10 which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,

    to Israel as an everlasting covenant,

11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan

    as your portion for an inheritance.”
Congratulations, you made it through another week! Happy Friday!
Sing praises to God. Sing praises! 
If you could pick one song to sing in one special place to praise God, where would it be and what would you sing?
Back in 2014, we were in the little town of Bethlehem. The group had to walk quite a distance from the bus to the Church of the Nativity. Some in my group were having a hard time keeping up, and it had started to rain. Then when we got to the church, we had to wait in line to visit the holy site.
The church had worship services going on as groups worked their way around the perimeter of the church to the stairway that descends below the altar. The steps were steep, uneven and very worn from centuries of pilgrims making their way to the spot believed to be the place of Jesus’ birth.
We were ushered to the spot where we could kneel and touch the 14-pointed star; 14 points representing the three sets of 14 generations of Jesus’ genealogy found in the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. One by one, we quickly knelt and prayed.
Rimon Makhlouf, our incredible tour guide for the trip, then gathered us in a small alcove just to the side of that spot, and together we sang “Joy to the World!”
I had been there before about four years prior. On that trip, we were also ushered in quickly and ushered out quickly. I had expected the same this time.
But this time we stopped to sing. We sang praises to God. We sang a Christmas hymn in the closest place we will ever get to Christmas. Tears filled our eyes. Joy filled our hearts.
Love came down at Christmas. 
If you could pick one song to sing in one special place to praise God, where would it be and what would you sing? 

Let us Pray: 

Thank you, God, for all the blessings you have given to us. Hear the songs of praise we lift to you today! In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. 

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