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>Shouting

>Chilean minors, once thought dead, captive under ground for over a month are rescued to shouts of joy. Expected – their captivity is over!

50,000 football fans shouting in the stadium, perhaps just as many shouting in their homes at the TV screen. Why? They like the game, it is fun to shout and be emotionally engaged. Expected, they enjoy the game!

To remaining quiet in either scenario is a sign of disinterest, perhaps even being cold hearted.

Realizing what God has done should, similarly, evoke a shout or two!

“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” – Psalm 5:11

“LET” – meaning something that would occur if not prevented.

I learn at least three (3) things from this passage:

  1. Church doesn’t have to be quiet to be respectful, we should let it be a little noisy sometimes;
  2. God’s salvation is a “Know-So!” kind – knowing, now, we are released from guilt, the captivity of obsessions, and a certain fate worse than death1;
  3. Following God is expected to be an enjoyable experience, even through difficulties2 – if our walk is not joyful we need to find out why.

I think I’ll go shout for a while!

– fritz

1 – Matthew 10:28
2 – Philippians 4:7

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