We had finished eating our pizza after the basketball game. Backing away from the table at the local Pizza Hut, we quickly got our pitch, stood up, and then broke out singing:
“Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth! King of Kings, forever and ever….And Lord of Lords, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!……And He shall reign for ever and ever……Hallelujah!”
It was a great experience! People in the Pizza Hut watched in amazement, enjoyed the music, and clapped enthusiastically for us when we were finished. It was before the term “flash mob” was born, but it certainly was an unexpected surprise for the patrons of Pizza Hut. It broke through the mundane and flooded the dining room with love, light, and joy.
This Sunday we celebrate the beginning of the Advent season. A time of longing for Christ to come, remembering his first coming as a babe in Bethlehem and his second coming when he returns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Our sermon series examines, “Questions of Christmas,” that may have been asked by those in the first Christmas story.
The love of God can break through in strange places and at odd times. This Advent season, I invite you to consider how God can “sing” through your life, using you as a vessel of love, light and joy this season.
Jesus calls his disciples to be “salt” and “light.” This Christmas season I invite you to choose to be generous and include a gift to missions in honor of Christ’s birth on your shopping list.
‘Tis the season to be salt and light!