Are you familiar with the concept of a “Flash Mob?” If you ever watch youtube videos, then you probably are. A flash mob is when a collection of people assemble in a public place to perform a prearranged song or dance seemingly spontaneously taking the “audience” by surprise. One of my favorite flash mobs was one performed for Oprah Winfrey by the city of Chicago and the band the Black Eyed Peas. You can see that video here:
As we head into Christmas this year, however, I wanted to share an additional thought about a Christmas themed flash mob I saw on the Internet recently. In the flash mob filmed below a food court at a shopping mall was invaded at Christmas time by a choir singing the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” The unsuspecting crowd was eating their Sbarro one minute, and the next were hearing a large choir surrounding them declaring that the “Kingdom of this world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ! And He shall reign forever and ever!” What a scene!
As I have posted to this blog earlier this season, the “Hallelujah Chorus” is one of my favorite songs. I absolutely LOVE the lyric of this song. It is such a strong statement as to the majesty of our God. I actually teared up doing the dishes last night singing this song (no joke). In a world that is cruising along toward destruction while eating its slice of Sbarro, it is such a powerful reminder that our God reigns! As we live out our lives in this world, believers are called to be a flash mob declaring this truth in the public square. The question is, will you and I join the chorus?