ON WE GO! – April 4, 2018
Submitted on April 4, 2018
There is something about the sound of bells that is especially pleasing to our ears. Of course, in certain contexts, bells can be alarming, but most of the time the ringing of bells signifies something beautiful and joyful. I have always loved bells, for not only do they sound beautiful, but they remind me of enjoyable things.
This past Easter Sunday, Carolyn and I were privileged to worship at Faith Baptist Church here in Georgetown. It was a wonderful service, as the resurrection of our Lord was celebrated with much zeal. A distinctive thing about Easter Sunday at Faith is that church members are encouraged to bring bells for use in worship. As the service proceeds, whenever the word ‘Hallelujah’ is uttered, either in speaking or singing, the congregation rings bells. Throughout an entire service, the bells are rung multiple times, always with joy and gratitude toward God. The bells add such a lovely dimension to Easter worship.
I am also pleased that on the campus of Georgetown College, the sound of bells is heard every day. Just before 12:00 p.m., the bells of the John L. Hill Chapel carillon ring forth with a hymn, followed by the chiming of the noon hour. The sound of the bells adds sweetness that I regard as a beautiful addition bringing joy to our campus, and honor to our Lord.
On We Go!