Sunday, January 6, 2013

Join the Procession!

How quickly we find ourselves at day twelve!
Be sure to check in tomorrow as Papa has a conclusion to all of these gifts we have been gathering!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Twelve drummers drumming,

Here comes the grand finale!  Bring in the drums!

Drums draw attention.

In Scripture I would have to say instead of drums we find horns.  Trumpets!

                ‘With trumpets and the sound of the horn, shout joyfully before the King, the LORD.”

There is also the Ram’s horn which is known as the Shofar.  It is used chiefly to communicate signals in battle and to announce certain celebrations.

“Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the horn, with trumpets, with loud-sounding cymbals, with harps and lyres.”  1 Chronicles 15:28
Meditate on Isaiah 35!
"The wilderness and the desert will be glad, and the Arabah (desert) will rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it will blossom profusely and rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy, the glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.  They will see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God.  Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.  Say to those with anxious heart, 'Take courage, fear not, behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you.' 
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and ears of the deaf will be unstopped.  Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb will shout for joy.  For waters will break forth in the wilderness and streams in the Arabah.  And the scorched land will become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, its resting place, grass becomes reeds and rushes.  And a highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness.  The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks that way, and fools will not wander on it.  No lion will be there, nor will any vicious beast go up on it; those will not be found there.  But the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD will return, and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads.  They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away."

“For the LORD Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air, and thus we shall always be with the LORD.”  1 Thessalonians 4:16

Oh, Glory!! 

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