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"Rejoice and Sing"

March 15, 2003

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Psalm 32:11 "Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!"

Today my three sons sang "Happy Birthday" to me. And it certainly was! On Christmas Eve, I try to sing "Silent Night" without tears clogging my throat (and fail every year). When my favorite team won the pennant, we sang until we thought our hearts would burst.

Singing can be an exhilarating way to express joy. Even on Good Friday, a black day indeed when the Son of God died, the earth shuddered and the rocks split-their own way of singing out!

Lent is a time of singing; however, it is also a time to reflect on why Jesus died for us. Some churches emphasize this by not singing "Alleluia" during Lent. This is not to remove the joy, but to remind us that Lent is a time to reflect on Christ's sacrifice. On Easter, we will sing a joyful "Alleluia" once again. Until then, may our songs help us reflect upon the joy that awaits us through Christ.

Today's Bible Readings: Numbers 12-14    Mark 14:27-53

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