All this to say, I had "O Come, All Ye Faithful" in my head as I got ready this morning. In the TSO concert, a young lady sang "O Come, All Ye Faithful" in a way that was so powerful and moving that here in April, I still have her voice and the words of a Christmas Carol echoing in my head.
During the song she sang the words, "joyful and triumphant," as we always do at Christmas; however, she did not sing the words in quiet reverence that we sometimes sing the words. No, she sang the words with such intensity, passion, and joy, that the sold out AT&T Center was left in a moment of silence, then the applause and shouts of joy exploded across the home of the San Antonio Spurs. Stacy and I were caught in the moment of stunned silence, and then the flood of joy that filled the venue.
Now, four months later, I look back on that moment and still get chills from the experience. The words are still resonating in my mind and heart. I am also left with the question, why have I not ever seen those three words before?
Birth...Life...Death...Resurrection...JOYFUL AND TRIUMPHANT! We are Resurrection People. We should live out "Joyful and Triumphant." How are we doing that today?