August 25 – Hallelujah


From the Desk of Dawn Parr, Children’s Ministry Director

Many years ago, I had the privilege of hearing Handel’s Messiah at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church. My cousin is a trained vocalist and performs in the Grosse Pointe Community Chorus and the Detroit Concert Choir. I was a ‘baby Christian’ at the time and had never experienced this masterpiece sung live. It was the Christmas season. The church sanctuary was beautifully decorated, fresh snow blanketed the area, and silence fell over the crowd as the choir took to the risers.

I thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s music but when the Hallelujah Chorus began, I was overcome with emotion. Click the button below to listen to the words and music

“King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He shall reign forever and ever!” How can you not rejoice at these words, knowing the one and only, omnipotent God is our King and Lord?

This Sunday, Liberty’s children will continue learning the many names of God. The name Yahweh will be introduced. This name represents our God as always existing. There has never been a time in the past, the present, nor the future that God was not. He is the eternal King and the eternal Lord. What a comfort! What reassurance! We have the gift of The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords with us!

Hallelujah and Amen!