We toss the word around in synonymously with “oh my”; “dear Lord”; or “have pity”.
But if you sit for a moment and recognize what it truly means you’d probably fall over in humility.
The humility of asking:
Who am I that God is mindful of me.
Who am I that He is slow to anger and abounding in love, immeasurably toward me.
Who am I that He responds IN MERCY by my repentance and cancels punishment.
Who am I that He died on the cross for me.
As we approach the Easter season so many have taken part in Lent and given up something in honor of the days leading to the Crucifixion of Christ. I’ll admit that I never really understood Lent. I knew Catholics did it. I went to a Catholic university and I could recall the brothers on campus had a change of arms during this sacred time. But that was the extent of my understanding.
I understood Good Friday and Palm Sunday. I understood the crucifixion. I understood the death. I understood the burial. I understood the resurrection.
We sing a song at church called Show Us Your Glory. One Sunday morning, my Pastor’s wife came on stage during the song and began encouraging regarding what we were actually doing.
“We are inviting the Lord to join us, to pour His spirit into this atmosphere. We are sending an invitation with our praise. Are you inviting Him or are you just singing. Show us Lord. Show us YOUR Glory.”
Who am I that you are mindful of me. Who am I that you died on the cross for me. Show me Your Glory Lord. I understand the ascension. I understand you’re returning soon.
Taste and See the Lord is good!