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A More Profound Hallelujah

I recently spent more than three hours at a concert listening to old-fashioned, southern gospel quartet music.  I have loved this style of music since my very early days in deep east Texas, where “quarterly singings,” sometimes called “fifth Sunday singings” were common. Last week was a journey back into those early days of yesteryear. We got our tickets early, so we were seated in row K – eleven rows from the stage. On the front row were some folks whose worship style was very outgoing.  They spent the evening standing with arms raised, pointing at the performers and shouting words of encouragement.  On three of the rows in between us and the stage was a group of members from the same church – a very physically involved group.  They too, stood up and down repeatedly and waved at the performers. Directly in front of us, were a couple who sat mostly quiet and still, much like us, enjoying their worship. Continual shouts of “Amen” and “Hallelujah” were heard all over the auditorium.  It was obvious that the audience was diverse in their worship styles and appreciation.  However, no one protested.  No one shouted at those unlike themselves. It made me wonder, if perhaps this was a foretaste of heaven.  Surely there will be diversity there (“They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God.” Luke 13:29). and I seriously doubt the music will be southern gospel, but there will be agreement.  Why?  Because, even with the earthly reunions that will be on going, the major focus will be on the “Lord of heaven” (Acts 17:24) and, in the words of an older hymn, our worship will have “moved us to a more profound hallelujah!”

 

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