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Grace Moments Devotions - April 4, 2020

  • 2020 Apr 04

April 4
There’s only one thing to do with a bell
Jason Nelson

I had an epiphany one Easter morning. There’s only one thing to do with a bell. The children were invited to be in a bell choir. Dozens streamed to the front of church, including three of my grandchildren. They picked up different colored handbells. My little Addison knew exactly what to do with hers. When you get your hands on a bell, you ring that thing. For at least 45 seconds, there was uncensored Easter joy.

Eventually, the adults in charge herded everyone in place. Most little ringers followed the cue cards and chimed along nicely with the music in the background. My grandson tried helping his little brother keep time. Noah kept shouting “Now!” in Sawyer’s ear whenever Sawyer’s color came up. His color came up a lot. Sawyer didn’t care and just kept ringing his bell. I was laughing and crying. Alleluia! There is one reason to celebrate like this. Jesus lives!

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Lord Alfred Tennyson

There is only one thing to do with a bell. If you can get your hands on one, ring it. Now!

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