These types of surprise gatherings involve large groups of people who mingle into an open public space to carry out an unexpected performance. This one takes place in a common food court of a mall. One of the best parts of the video is how it catches the faces of onlookers full of surprise and awe.
I’ve seen some of these flash mob performances before but this one uses the Hallelujah Chorus done in dramatic fashion. It left me with a sense of the divine breaking through into the ordinary. Isn’t that the essence of celebrating Christmas? God breaking through into the ordinary?!
Reread the Christmas story in Luke 2. You’ll notice words like terrified… amazed… rejoicing… We see the same kind of thing recorded in Acts 2 when the Holy Spirit breaks into the ordinary to birth the church …
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. ~ Acts 2:42-43
Since God is everywhere, always… isn’t every moment an opportunity for the divine to break through into the ordinary?