Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalms 72:2,7-8,10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12
On a rainy day in New York City, one New Yorker complained to a friend, “I hate rainy days!” To which her friend made this strange reply: “Why don’t you try not using an umbrella?” She followed her friend’s suggestion and ventured out into the wet weather …
“Instead of opening my umbrella,” she said, “I marched on, and the rain felt refreshing and exhilarating, and I soon found myself bursting into song: ‘I’m singin’ in the rain/just singin’ in the rain/ What a wonderful feeling/I’m happy again,’ I sang.
“At first, as I strode up Amsterdam Avenue, people stared at me, but soon joined in. Soon there was a whole chorus of New Yorkers walking along, some who had put their umbrellas down, and others with them still up, but all singing at the top of their lungs.”1
In the Holy Bible there are approximately 180 references to singing and singers. In the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, it is written …
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