24 Dec

My youngest son and I love to watch our local symphony together. Our favorite seats perch up high with a direct site line to the cello and flute players. 

I have been a performer on the wonderful Devos Hall stage three times. The most memorable was when my then-fiancé and I together sang in Handel’s Messiah. While the choir sang a jubilant “And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,” I swallowed back coughs during the tv filming. Tears streamed down my eyes, not in joy, but rather in an effort to not ruin the performance. 

No medicine helped. Neither did the shot of bourbon that someone suggested I try. Didn’t work. I should have stayed home. My alto voice hardly made a peep that night. Yet I am thankful that even amidst my sickness and trouble, God's guarantee rang out jubilantly. 

It still rings out today for you and for me, too. 

"The glory of the Lord will be revealed and all flesh will see it together. The mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 40:5

Together. Such a glorious and united word for the body of Christ. 

Today, as you sit together with family and loved ones, remind one another of the glory of the Lord revealed in Jesus Christ. And while you’re at it, remember that He is still revealing himself in your life situations, too. 

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. 

Glory! Merry Christmas Eve. 

 My Lord became flesh for me and dwells among me. I behold His glory, the same glory as my Father who is full of grace and truth.   

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. I gaze upon his glory—the One and Only who came from the Father overflowing with tender mercy and truth. Christ in me, the hope of glory, shines daily in my life, revealing the wonder of Christ to me more and more every day. His glory will continue to be revealed in my life. I am being transformed into the same image from glory to glory. 

Yes. It is just as God has said. The glory of the Lord will be revealed and all flesh will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.    

(Based on Isaiah 40:5, John 1:14, 2nd Corinthians 3:18, and Colossians 1:27)



*Enjoy this biblical song of hope as a gift from me to you. Thankfully minus the coughing. 

 Watch Handel's "And the Glory of the Lord—Messiah" HERE

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