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The Upper Room Devotional 27th October 2022 – A Universal Language

The Upper Room Devotional 27th October 2022 – A Universal Language

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The Upper Room Devotional 27th October 2022 – A Universal Language

Today’s Topic: A Universal Language
Funmi Afolabi (Maryland, USA)

TODAY’S READING
Acts of the Apostles 2:1-13

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Hallelujah” is a word that unites us in praise to God.

The Upper Room Devotional 27th October 2022

After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power to our God!” – Revelation 19:1 (NRSV)

Hallelujah is a word used to express praise, joy, or thanks — especially to God. It is a word that doesn’t need translation. Christians the world over have taken it into their own languages to express joy and praise.

I once attended a wedding in an Orthodox Ethiopian Church. The service was conducted in the Ethiopian language and was a beautiful celebration. However, all I could understand and respond to was “Hallelujah,” since I speak a different African language and English. So when I heard the priest say, “Hallelujah,” and the congregation respond, I also responded with “Hallelujah!”

It is exciting to realize that all God’s children are one big family, praising God in unity of spirit. Even though we may speak different languages, God is happy to receive our praises and joyful shouts of “Hallelujah!”

TODAY’S PRAYER
We praise you, God, for your faithfulness to us. May we work to count all your children as our family. Hallelujah! Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
Gratitude for my faith community

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