I love the word, Halleluyah..
Or halleluia, alleluia and all of the other ways it is spelled in various languages.
When I visited Israel, we had a tour guide who was Jewish.
He told us that this word means “Praise God,” but it carries a much deeper and broader sense:
It means, “Lavish praises upon praises upon praises to God.”
How rich is that!

When we were crossing the Sea of Gallilee, a couple of friends and I started singing “The Halleluia Refrain.”
Before long, everyone on the boat was singing, because it is known in so many different languages.
Later, when we visit the Upper Room in Jerusalem, a group from Norway began to sing this same song, so we had the pleasure of joining in with them.

Can you imagine what it will be like when all people and nations from around the world join the angels in this wonderful anthem?
Halleluyah!  Halleluia!  Alleluia!  Amen!

About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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