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Hallelujah Chorus…at Macy’s?

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Psalm 100:

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

What better way to celebrate than to shout praise to our Lord and Savior—in Macy’s? Yep. And everywhere… even in a mall food court.

This is off-topic, but you may also enjoy this Random Act of Culture tribute to “The Sound of Music” that suddenly appeared in Antwerp, Belgium, and a Michael Jackson dance tribute that suddenly appeared in Stockholm, Sweden.

14 Comments

  1. Awesome!!!! To God be the glory forever and ever!!!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Pastor Steve and everyone else who writes on this blog believer and unbeliever alike!

    God bless!!!

    • Thank you, Thomas! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

      And Happy Thanksgiving to all my atheists friends (and, truly, I consider you friends, though we disagree on, well, everything). Aren’t you thankful that this series is almost over?

      By the way, for atheists, and I mean this seriously, who/what do you thank for the abundant blessings God has bestowed on you?

  3. “try not to watch this”

    Ok.

    That was easy.

    lol Steve, at the blatantly loaded question. We don’t have thanksgiving, but if we did there would be plenty of real people to thank before getting down to the mythical ones.

  4. People, Steve. The people that make all this possible. My friends, family and others who work hard to give me what I have in life (soldiers, politicians, etc). They deserve the credit, not some imaginary being that exists solely to give you peace of mind.

  5. Ha ha ha Steve, we argue a lot too, but we all get along for the most part despite vast differences in view points. That’s the great thing about America, where we have freedom (Or rather we try to have Freedom if the TSA doesn’t strip search it off of us first) of speech and the right to worship and express ourselves freely.

    Who does the athiest thank for all the blessings God has given them? I would argue that if they didn’t believe in God, they would thank their parents for raising them well, thank family members who might be hosting them for Thanksgiving. Thank their friends for always being there, and thank co-workers/the boss for a good work relationship or for keeping them employed. After all, God dosn’t keep people employed, and he doesn’t write people checks to keep food on their tables.

    Likewise I’m sure Muslims in America are thanking Allah on this day if they’re celebrating Thanksgiving, the Krishnas are thanking Krishnas, and the Jews are thanking God sans Jesus. The atheists are simply thankful for the tangible people/forces that have effected their lives for the better.

  6. who/what do you thank for the abundant blessings God has bestowed on you?

    What’s an example? But my answers will be a combination of “my family and friends” and “a whole lot of people”.

    But “blessings God has bestowed on [me]” mean a wide variety of things.

    My answer would not contain the word “God”.

  7. Steve? Any reply?

  8. Nohm,

    I didn’t know that you needed a response. Am I surprised that you, an atheist, don’t thank God? Of course not.

    I just think it’s sad.

    I’m glad that you have family and friends to thank though, and hope that you had a great Thanksgiving, and that God has given you these wonderful pleasures as an example of His common grace.

    My hope is that you would, one day, be as thankful as this guy.

  9. It’s not really nice to hope that people will develop sickness.

  10. Steve, you wrote:

    “who/what do you thank for the abundant blessings God has bestowed on you?

    And then I asked:

    What’s an example?

    I don’t write question marks just because I think it looks cool. 😉

  11. For those who enjoyed this, Google Hallelujah at food court Nov 13. It is almost 5 minutes of praising our Lord and the finale is AWESOME!

  12. Don’t know if you want this info, but I just spoke with somebody involved in a local flash mob doing exactly the same thing – remembered you had this entry, and went back through your site to find it.

    The logic is, they need a choral piece that everybody knows, and enough people know the parts that they can get away with it. So, what music does everybody know and has done?

    The Hallelujah Chorus. (Oh, and apparently the Sound of Music…)

    Expedience, not evangelism. Sorry.

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