HAPPY FEAST DAY EVERYONE!
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power, riches, wisdom
Strength, honour, glory and blessing….
To the One seated on the throne and to the Lamb,
be all praise, honour, glory and power,
for ever and ever.
I always imagine that is what Heaven is like…singing those beautiful words, over and over again, and casting down my golden crown before His Majesty!
Although, like Therese, I don’t want a crown. What is a crown, when you possess God!!!
In Evening Prayer I, for the Feast of All Saints, the third Antiphon reads: Before the throne of God and the Lamb, the Saints will sing a new song; their voices will resound throughout the earth, alleluia.
I have long been captivated by that new song. It is everywhere in the Psalms: Sing a new song unto the Lord…
Pondering this, I have often thought that our whole lives should be a song to Him…each life, a new and unique song; one never before heard.
And I have wondered, “What is my song?”
I found a bookmark in a stationery store, and it said, “Birds do not sing because they have an answer. They sing because they have a song.”
Yes! God gave them a song, and He gave me a song too. So, I asked Him to tell me about it one night long ago, while a passenger on a long road trip. I was looking up at the starry sky and I prayed, “What is the song of my life?”
And, at that moment, on the radio an old song began to play, and it sang, “Tell the people I love them….”
And I was startled. I hadn’t expected such an immediate and gracious answer. But I had known all along, in the depths of my heart. This was my song.
I don’t remember who said this, but I think it is very beautiful: “God’s Will for us is where our deepest delight meets the world’s thirst.”
So, I am trying to sing my new song softly, gently, the only way a little, hidden soul like me can do. I hope someone who needs to, will hear.
What is your song?
O my Father,
Life is so long,
Yet I wish to live on
And work for Your Glory
And sing of Your Love.
O Precious Father,
Let me leave a footprint
On the earth,
So that the world may be changed
Because I passed by..
And because I have lived,
Please grant my desire
That You be more loved
Even if by
Just one more soul..
For this is my song
I sing to You,