Sunday, December 13, 2015

Hallelujah -- Praise Ye The Lord

Tonight I was blessed to be part of a community Christmas choir.  The theme was Hallelujah, which is translated as "Praise ye the Lord." 

So wonderful to be reminded, to rejoice.  Aaron is home, but it's been harder on all of us this fall.  He's been hospitalized four times in five months, plus a surgery.  My right elbow has decided it's just not happy, and I'm learning to type one-handed.  

Like I said, it's been hard. 

But tonight, tonight was everything my heart needed.

Songs of rejoicing, prayer, praise.  What a blessing to be able to sing.  As we sang the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, I was so deeply touched.  I almost couldn't sing, but instead, reached down deep inside and tried to let all the emotion come out through my voice.  

"King of Kings, Lord of Lords."  "And He shall reign forever and ever, forever and ever, forever and ever."  What a testimony, what a blessing this knowledge is.  He is my King, my Lord, my God, my Friend.  

And I will praise Him forever.