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Isaiah 40:1-11, Sing Loudly! Sing Strong!

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Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”
— Isaiah 40:9

RCL Daily Devotion for Monday, December 10, 2018

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

Singing little girl in pink.

Lift up your voices and sing!

One of the few last places where we sing together as a community is in worship, in church. At least it’s like this in the United States and Canada . . .

When I lived in Germany in the late 80s, we often would sing songs in school (and, no, not in “choir class”). Really! I remember distinctly one outing we had in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) where our whole class sung folk songs on the way up the mountain.

Maybe it’s not that way, anymore. I dunno.

What I do know is that singing can be, and is, a divine activity. Singing brings us to another world and many spiritual practices include it.

What songs do you like to sing? Or are you more of a listener?


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