Christians Around the World SING…at the Mall or in Silence
Kim Jong Un, shown on left before the death of his father, has the opportunity to bring N. Korea out of misery into the light. Pictures from space show N. Korea at night almost in total darkness as compared to S. Korea and Japan. Below is a writing sent to Boyer Writes by Wanda that tells of the plight of Christians in North Korea. Many sing in silence.
“A group of Korean business leaders—all Christians—visited the United States
recently with news about the plight of believers in North Korea. “There has
been terrible persecution,” they reported, “and thousands have died for their
faith; yet many still worship despite danger and death threats. When they
gather, it’s in complete secrecy; and when they sing, it is done in silence. They
open their mouths in unison, but they allow no sound from their voices for
fear of being overheard.”
Imagine what it would be like to attend a Christmas Eve service this year and
have to simply “mouth” the words of our great carols. Imagine being unable
to hear the hand bells, the chimes, the swelling crescendos of the “Hallelujah
Chorus,” or the pensive harmonies of “What Child Is This?”
What a privilege to sing the songs of Christmas! Yet we’re so deluged by
Christmas music each year that we’re in danger of not hearing it at all….” (a portion of a writing on Music by David Jeremiah)
Even in our shopping areas and in the public places, the wonderful music of Christ and Christmas can be heard. What a freedom! We do not have to sing in darkness or in silence, so this Christmas sing out! What a contrast to those who have no voice and must sing in silence.
Hallelujah Chorus in the most unexpected place.