I'm already getting a little excited for our Mobile, Alabama, Convention. To be engaged in the ceremonies that lead us In Praise to the LORD and to enjoy the fellowship of everyone who comes for this gathering, will be a highlight for me in 2019. I can envision the crowds gathering together, singing their praises, and proclaiming their heartfelt thanks to God for His blessings to them in Christ Jesus, our Savior.
As we begin Holy Week with this Sunday of the Palms I am reminded of another gathering of praise. As Jesus began to enter into Jerusalem the crowds went out to meet Him. With branches from Palm trees they hailed Jesus: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” (John 12) The people longed for God to bless them and to encourage them in their life of faith. Their joy that day was seen In Praise to the LORD.