Monday, May 17, 2010

Remembering Holiness

God often meets me through music.
And in my car.
This morning was one of those times.

I was listening to this one song, and I was overwhelmed with its simple message.

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings 

You are my everything
And I will adore You

Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be
To You the Only Wise King

Filled with wonder

Awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your Name

Your Name is Power
Breath and Living Water
Such a marvelous mystery

I looked around and saw the birds and the trees and the clouds.
And I thought, this is Your creation, Lord.
And your creation worships you by simply being.

Then I looked at all the cars sitting in traffic.
And I thought, each car represents a person with a story.
Each person is part of Your creation, Lord.
And so many people are missing what you are offering.

And then I looked inside my car.
And saw me.
And realized, I so often forget how simple it is.
I get discouraged and I forget
that You are Holy.

In the midst of the brokenness in this world and in me,
You are Holy.

Why is it so simple for the birds of the air to worship the God of the universe
but it is so hard for people to acknowledge the Creator?

Why do I make it so complicated
when it is so very simple?

Holy are you Lord. 
Blessing, honor, glory, strength, and power be to You.
Jesus, your name is power, breath, and living water.
It's such a marvelous mystery.

Help me remember.

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory."
Isaiah 6:3

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post. Particularly, Ginny Owens "If You Want Me To" has been helping me in this time of worry and uncertainty.