Put Your Choir on the Frontline

by Mark Weinrich

I pity the people,
when they heard King Jehoshaphat’s 
                            battle plan.
“Put the choir on the frontline.”
“But what about the warriors,”
the people asked, “should they
hide behind the choir and surprise
our foes?”

“No,” the king said, “we are powerless
before this host, we cannot deliver
ourselves. We will trust the Lord.
Put the choir on the frontline!”

It made no earthly sense,
but out of obedience, Jehoshaphat
put the choir on the frontline.
And as they sang and praised the Lord,
God gave them victory.

They declared by faith 
that no multitude, no matter how vast,  
could stand against the greatness 
of the Lord their God. 

They proved worship is not 
the last thing, but the first.
Exalting God over any problem.
Put your choir on the frontline!

Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist—all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 138 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.

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