Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Holy Moment....

"...for the place where you are standing is holy ground."
Exodus 3:5

A really silly thing happened the other day; but sometimes it's the small, silly, trivial things that speak the loudest to me. The details aren't important, but it got me to thinking about holy moments

Moses and the burning bush. (Exodus 3) 
 ....a holy moment.

Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego in the fiery furnace. (Daniel 3) The Lord stood there in the fire with them
....a holy moment.

The shepherd's bowing at the manger. (Luke 2)
....a holy moment.

Saul on the road to Damascus. (Acts 9)
....a holy moment.

Times when ordinary people encountered 
an extraordinary God
....a holy moment.

Last week, a very dear friend of mine held her mother in her arms as she slipped from this world into eternity. She told me the presence of the Lord was so strong in that room, as her mother worshiped the Lord. I was reminded of just a few months earlier when I did the same....I held my mother's hand as she took her final breath on this earth and took her first breath in Heaven. I told my friend that I realized at that moment we were standing at Heaven's gate....watching our mother's walk through. Though it was sorrowful for us, it was truly a life-changing, awe-inspiring.... holy moment.

There have been times in worship where the presence of the Lord is so strong that I have literally been brought to my knees. Knowing that I was in the presence of the Holy God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, King of all creation.......a holy moment.

As I pondered this, I realized that every time I remembered a holy moment it took place in the presence of the Holy God. And as believers, we dwell in His presence. I'm reminded of a song...of course!

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your Holy presence
Living in me...

We breathe in His very presence. We live in the presence of the King. Which makes every moment of our lives........a holy moment. 

Every time we say, "God, I need You to help me...
I can't do this alone!" and He does....
....a holy moment.

Every time we ask for something as trivial 
as a good parking spot and we get one....
....a holy moment.

If we really think about it, every moment of our lives is, 
or can be....
...a holy moment.

So, what are your holy moments today? Are you looking for them? Or are you over-looking them? Because just as God told Moses as he stood in His presence at the burning bush....the place where you are standing is holy ground.

And this is your holy moment.....

1 comment:

JanE said...

Wow Lena. That was a wonderful post, I loved it. Just thinking about your friend and your mum made me remember a moment like that but with Kirk Reitan's mom. We went to the hospital with Brad B to see her, it was around 8pm,room was dark, machines beeping. We asked her what we could do, she said sing. We sang and worshipped and suddenly we felt a door opening and a feeling of angels just on the other side, listening, waiting. I hope I never forget. Kirk went the next and let her know it was ok to go home and she did a few hours later. It was solemn. It was holy. We serve an amazing loving God.