Holy, Holy, Holy
You don’t often hear church bells unless it is Sunday or a Holiday in most towns anymore, however in our small town, we hear them every morning and I think in the evening. This morning when I walked out on the deck, a beautiful morning, I heard the church bells trolling out the song “Holy, Holy, Holy” (of course they are all computerized now).
I used to love to sing that song in church but I couldn’t remember all the lyrics. In fact I could only remember the last set as shown in the italics and bold below. As I stood there listening to the melody playing out, I started thinking “it’s not about me, it’s all about him”.
I love to write and my favorite subjects all lead back to the Lord. I like to look for the blessings in each day, something, no matter how small or how large, to be thankful for. If you knew my past you would agree with me that I have an abundance of things to be thankful for.
It’s not about the nightmares, injuries or problems that my past has left me with. It’s not about the day to day struggles that I go through with the diseases and bodily malfunctions that I have. It’s not about how I feel in the morning, how my day has gone or how I feel before bed, NO, it’s all about him. It’s about allowing him to show through me.
It’s about sharing his love, his mercy, his grace, his forgiveness and salvation. It’s about letting others know that it is there for the taking if they only repent and believe, and it’s free to all who seek it. Its talking about him, it’s praying for others, loving others, sharing with others, helping others, if we are physically able to, but mostly it’s about being a living example of who he is.
Our daily lives should reflect as much of him as we possible can. Sure, there are those who are limited in what they can do, but they can be an example in how they speak and act and they can certainly pray if they can’t do anything else and they can certainly share their love of the Lord. Today I am thankful for the reminder this song brought to mind.
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee, casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee, though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see, only thou art holy; there is none beside thee, perfect in power, in love and purity.
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity.