Isaiah 12:6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, (the words used here in the Hebrew instructing us how to approach God with our expression of praise mean to cry out shrilly with a ringing, piercing cry; in fact, if you have ever heard the shrill ringing neigh of a stallion, that is exactly what the words mean here; often the very people who cheer with loud vocal enthusiasm to show their excitement at an athletic event, shouting out their approval and admiration at the top of their lungs, are the very people who remain silent and guarded in their vocal expressions to God; while deference and reverence are always due God, since He Himself has created us with this full spectrum of vocal expressions, He also gives us permission and, in fact, invites us to use the full array of our joyful voices in our praise to Him) for great is the Holy One of Israel among you. (included among the many reasons we loudly shout to God in outbursts of joy and praise are that our God is great and greatly to be praised, that He has chosen to dwell among us, that He has revealed Himself to us, that He is sovereign and supreme, that He has redeemed us, and that, as we look to Him, He is victorious over every aspect concerning our lives today) May the Lord richly bless you this day! Submitted by: Sally Shields