Nehemiah 12:1-47. What a spectacle it must have been! Two large thanksgiving choirs marched around the circuit of the wall, in opposite directions, meeting together at the temple. The voices, singing, cymbals, shofars & stringed instruments sounded out across the city. On this special day of dedication, recognizing what God had done, the rejoicing of Jerusalem could be heard afar off. How fitting it is for us to have praise and thanksgiving in our hearts and on our lips, as we daily consider all that He has done for us. May our rejoicing be heard from afar!