There has been quite a fad of late where seemingly random people in a public place break into song and/or dance in a well rehearsed way. It, of course, is rigged. These folks have practiced and assign a time and place and the fun begins. David and I watched several of these, like the one done at Ole Miss a few years ago. There was another one we took a moment to watch about a week ago. I'm tickled by this idea. I would love to be in that audience--it really would make my day to see this happen. Or even to orchestrate one.
We watched this one that took place in the foodcourt of a shopping mall. As far as I know it was a thousand miles away. This group began (one person at a time) to sing Handel's Messiah. At first, we were both tickled by what we saw, as usual. I'm not sure if it was the thoughts of my sweet father-in-law now passed who loved this song, or if it was that I was seeing the Lord being praised in such a public place but I began to feel moved. By the last couple of minutes, I was weeping. I turned to David and he also was full of emotion. This fun idea turned into a beautiful moment of worship that was joy-filled and somber all at once. So, I'm pleased to share this with you.
Please note that this is a different video than the one performed at Macy's. Just in case you already saw that one.
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