Psalm 150 Revisited

Last night, my men’s LifeGroup concluded its study on Invitation To The Psalms by looking at Psalm 150, the rousing hallelujah that brings the Psalter itself to a close.

Here’s the ancient text of Psalm 150:

Praise the Lord.[a]

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

So to bring those words home last night, I dug back into Good Shepherd history.

Not too far back, mind you.  Just to 2010 when we did a series based on Psalm 146-150 called Crescendo.  When the Sunday rolled around to focus on Psalm 150, I asked our worship pastor Chris Macedo to give the people of the church a living experience of the words on the page.

As he often does, he took the raw material of an idea and produced something greater and grander than I had envisioned.  Here’s what it looked like then and why I use it to bring the Psalm to life now: