Set aside five minutes and watch this video. Seriously. It’s a flash mob scene from a couple of weeks ago at a shopping mall in Ontario, Canada. David McTee sent me this link late yesterday and I’ve watched it through tear-streaked eyeballs three times now. It’s beautiful. It’s absolutely beautiful.
I must admit, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” gets me everytime. I love singing it. I love listening to it. It moves me. It transforms me. But this video took me by surprise. I’m not sure what it is. It has absolutely blown me away.
It’s very incarnational, I think.
Christ Jesus, through his people, invading a shopping mall and revealing his glory. The Son of God joining a large group of people, dwelling in their midst with all their worldly concerns and problems and thoughts, the good and the bad, and turning his face toward them to bless them. The promised Messiah breaking through the barriers of time and space to reclaim his Father’s creation. Jesus working through his people to redeem a shopping mall, if only for a moment. The Holy One of Israel, through his Church, blessing this group of unsuspecting men, women, and children.
The Incarnation. God with us. In the most unusual places. It takes my breath away.