Since life as we knew it was shut down around the world because of the pandemic, many wondered: “Where is God? Can anything good come out of this?”
My purpose in writing this post is to encourage you (as I was this week) by a video recording titled, The UK Blessing. Released 8 days ago, it is a virtual choir of people representing more than 60 churches from around the UK. Recorded individually and then combined through the wonder of technology, it was released eight days ago and has been been viewed on Youtube by almost two million people around the globe–1,969,997 as of this morning!
As I watched and felt the pulsing of the message being sung, the words of Isaiah came to mind:
“The people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.”
What struck me was that even as the world “shelters in place” due to the pandemic, God is on the move!
What I didn’t know (but have since learned) is that there are other such choirs gathering virtually around the globe also singing, The Blessing, over their cities and countries that has crescendoed into a tsunami of praise.*
It is in that spirit that I offer this rendition of The Blessing to encourage your hearts in knowing that God is definitely touching hearts in a myriad of ways:
(If you are seeing God’s hand of blessing move during this otherwise dark time, please share that blessing with others in the comments below.)
All to His Glory!
* I have found several other virtual choirs from South Africa, Fiji and the Solomon Islands, Pittsburg (USA) and others singing God’s praises since then.
Thank you Kathie for sharing that powerful message in song. What a reminder in times such as this. God Bless You.
And God bless you, Ruthann. Thank you for writing! ❤️
Beautiful. I love this song. I’m going to put it loud in my house today as I clean. Now my blessing. My husband Todd has needed surgery for 3 years on his knee for a tear. He worked thru the pain because when he is off he doesn’t get paid. He is laid off right now so it would be the perfect time to have the surgery I called the doctor and they aren’t doing surgery right now with the virus. Thursday we we’re praying together for our oldest son Todd Jr (please be praying for him) and I thought I would message the doctors nurse on Facebook to tell her Todd is off and could have his surgery. Friday the office called and told him that the doctor can do 2 surgeries a week and he will be doing Todd’s surgery this Wednesday. I praise God for the holy spirit who leads us and is in the midst of every situation. Love you Kathy thank you for all you do. Praise God for all his blessings and his perfect timing.
Oh Missy, I am so excited for you and for Todd! I will be praying for Todd’s surgery on Wednesday and also for your son. (Keep me posted!)
Thank you for sharing this musical blessing. Songs capture more than a liturgy of words. 🙂
I’ve heard Bible sales are up these days. Another example of God on the move!
My total pleasure. Glad to hear that Bible sales are up to touch hearts and change lives. These are very interesting times . . .❤️