In a more local continuation of this Christmas season's nationwide phenomenon/fad, a large (somewhat organized) "flash mob" sang G.F. Handel's Hallelujah at Oklahoma City's Quail Springs Mall this afternoon.
Hallelujah (often, and erroneously, called Hallelujah Chorus) happens to be my favorite song of all time, and although it technically wasn't originally a Christmas song, having been placed by Handel in the section of his Messiah oratorio dealing with Christ's resurrection and triumph over death, it has become associated with this season in recent years.
A cursory glance at YouTube shows that similar events quite have literally taken place all across the United States and Canada in the past few weeks (Seattle, Syracuse, Vancouver, Toledo, Regina, to name a few).
I'm thrilled that thousands of people, both at these events and across the globe via the internet and other forms of media, have been exposed not only to truly great music by these "flash mobs", but to the powerful message contained in the song: the sovereignty and power of Christ, and the praise duly owed him.
And for that, I say Hallelujah!