I was at that the pharmacy the other day picking up a prescription for Linda Lee, and as I was done with the transaction the young man said to me “Hallelujah!” I asked, “What did you say?” He said, “I said Hallelujah!” I then asked him “Do you know what that means?” He said, “Well I think it means have a good day.” I smiled and said, “Actually Hallelujah is a Hebrew word found in the Bible and especially in the Book of Psalms. It means ‘Praise the Lord God.’ It is a command to declare the character of God out loud. You just told me to Praise God!”
“Really I never knew that?” he said. I said, “Thank you very much… that’s just what I will do. God and Jesus Christ are good, kind, just and faithful.”
Friends, I’m not sure if this is how we change our culture or make a lasting impact on people for Jesus Christ, but I do know if we open our mouths to speak for God we can make a small difference.
Like Psalm 51:15 says, if we open our mouths perhaps the Lord will speak through us!
As I was leaving we were both smiling and he said, “Hallelujah” and I said “that is just what I plan to do”.