Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalms 98:1-4; I John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17
If you’re somewhere north of 50, you may remember the hit song “Get Happy” which was recorded by a host of popular artists including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and others. The catchy little tune begins this way:
Forget your troubles and just get happy
You better chase all your cares away
Shout Hallelujah, come on, get happy
Get ready for the Judgment Day
Those a bit younger are no doubt familiar with a much more recent song simply titled, “Happy.” Composer and vocalist Pharrell Williams’ widely acclaimed hit has been described by critics as “a happy affair with a cheerful beat and exuberant vocal.” (Sounds like a song we can get happy about, doesn’t it?). Mr. Williams recorded the song for a blockbuster animated film, and since it’s release, his number one song has sold nearly 7 million copies — a number which no doubt has made Mr. Williams very happy!
Shout Hallelujah, come on, get happy? That’s just a silly…