“Splendor and majesty go before the LORD; praise and joy are in his holy place. Let us rejoice and be glad, alleluia!”
As I sip on my coffee in this early morning hour, the silent footfalls of the day’s dawn gently echo these words in my soul. It is the awe I allow myself to ponder that will set the tone of this day. “Splendor and majesty go before the LORD….” As surely as the sun will soon rise and set, you will reveal to me your splendor and majesty. It may be in a moment of peace or upheaval or in the Holy Spirit’s whisper or, perhaps in the company of another.
I, your beloved daughter, can only accept this truth as I anticipate You coming in these moments in splendor and magnificent grandeur, to me. This life I live is lived on this earth, desiring Your Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. This space I sit in is holy ground where You reveal to my seeking heart that all of life is sacred, everywhere is holy. “The LORD’s praise and joy will fill my soul” –I allow my imagination to merge with this truth that splendor and majesty are the LORD’S, and the LORD’S alone.
Father, I humbly prostrate myself before you and sing,
“Holy Spirit, Love divine, glow within the heart of mine; Kindle every high desire, Perish self in thy pure fire! Holy Spirit, Peace divine, still this restless heart of mine; speak to calm this tossing sea, stayed in thy tranquility. Holy Spirit, Joy Divine, gladden though this heart of mine; in the desert ways I sing,
‘Spring, O Well, for ever spring!’