I learnt the other day that “Hallelujah” means “Praise the Lord”.  Our toddler has been saying this word lately.

Psalm 145 is a Hallelujah psalm.  It praises God for His works, greatness, love, mercy, provision and graciousness.

Many people who encountered Jesus during His three and a half year ministry had a “Hallelujah” moment.  The leper who was cleansed (Mark 1:40); the centurion whose servant was healed (Matthew 8:5-13); the widow of Nain whose son was raised from the dead (Luke 7:11-17); the poor woman who was bent over for eighteen years (Luke 13:10-13);  the man born blind who received his sight (John 9); the leper who returned to thank Jesus (Luke 17:11-19); the woman who touched the hem of His robe and was healed of a condition she had for twelve years (Mark 5:25-34); the paralytic who picked up the bed he was lying on when his four friends brought him to Jesus and carried it home.  Those who witnessed this miracle, raised their voices and glorified God (Luke 5:17-26); the Samaritan woman who met her long awaited Messiah at the well (John 4:1-26); Zacchaeus, the tax collector who climbed up a tree to see the Messiah and almost fell out of it when Jesus looked up as He walked by and called out to him (Luke 19:1-10).

The Bible is filled with “Hallelujah” moments but to me the greatest one was when Jesus rose from the dead.  The empty tomb is something to praise God for.  Jesus lives!  Hallelujah!  For the disciples it was seeing their risen Lord ascend to His Father (Luke 24:52).  Luke wrote that they were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.

What was your “Hallelujah” moment?


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  1. all the time is the hallaeluia moment …
    a… aaa… aaaaaaa… hallaelua in heaven all the time.
    as the engels of God sing.
    and all that has life on earth.
    even the trees…
    and sun and moon.
    which praises God. for he created them.
    and my heart sings to God a new song.
    HALLAELUIA all the time.

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