Can you imagine it?
Can you see it really happening?
Can you hear it?
See what? Hear what?
One voice of praise rising up from many.
People of many colors, many vocal qualities, many languages, many tribes and nations.
People of many abilities. People of differing abilities.
People of many socioeconomic backgrounds.
Many united in one voice and mind to glorify God.
Including the voice of the silent. Including the voice of those who have never heard sound.
Including the voice of those who speak with their eyes and hands.
Including those with labels to categorize their intelligence.
A lifting up of the voices mixed with tears, voices from toddlers and the very aged.
Voices of those forgetting who they are, and the voices of those who care for them.
Voices singing, voices praising, voices begging, voices wondering.
Voices that echo off mountaintops and voices lost in noise.
A lifting up of voices from prisons and brothels, universities and hospitals, park benches and fox holes.
Voices rising from woven corn stalk and plastic covered huts, voices from McMansions and voices from Red Cross shelters and UN refugee camps.
Many praying with one mind and one voice together glorifying the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Note- Picture is from chapel at Fairport Baptist Home, Fairport, NY