I know it has been a while since I posted – the end of the semester can be really busy.
The good news is I have a great video for you. I love the whole idea of flash mobs. I think they are so cool. This one is particularly cool. Imagine eating your kabob in the food court and being surprised by this incredible choir. Plus, this song is great. The lyrics are incredible. I am sure that this song will be sung constantly in heaven.
I think my favorite part is that it is happening in the food court of a shopping mall. It seems like Christmas is increasingly about shopping in the malls and less about the birth of the Son of God who came to take away the sins of the world, and now reigns as the eternal king preparing his eternal kingdom for those whom he loves. What a juxtaposition this song offers. As Christmas becomes more and more mundane, this choir offers a reminder about why Christmas is so glorious.
Reading this article on Rosa Parks has been the highlight of my morning, if you can spare 5 minutes please take the time to read it. I sometimes wonder if I were living in 1955 whether I would have the wisdom or courage to stand against the injustices being committed by people who were just like me. I am sure there were Christians on that bus who were unwilling to stand against this injustice, either because they were desensitized to it or too afraid of the risk they would have to assume to defend Rosa Parks.
Let’s pray that we are more wise and more brave than some of those who have gone before us. We should be diligent to defend the value of all human life as we are all created in the image of God. That will take wisdom to recognize the offenses and courage as we may be required to risk our own wealth, safety, and convenience.
He has told you, O man, what is good.
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
55 Years Ago Today: Rosa Parks Refuses to Move and Sparks a Movement