Happy Friday to All,
The praise song "Holy Ground" has become an incredibly well-known and beloved expression of worship over the past several decades in churches across the country. Written by Geron Davis, it has been performed for the memorial service of President Bill Clinton's mother, recorded by Barbara Streisand, and appears in many hymnals. This recording took place during our worship service on Sunday, February 26, 2017, when I just happened to hit record on my phone before Sunny and I shared the offertory.
In her blog, worship leader Judy Jacobs writes about the idea of holy ground as follows:
That song is always a reminder of the Scripture where God meets with Moses at the burning bush–but the bush was not consumed. When that happened, God said to Moses, “Do not come any closer. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
As we continue to navigate these uncharted waters of online worship in the time of social distancing, and especially as we approach Holy Week and miss our physical worship space together, I pray that you are able to set aside your own holy ground.
For your prayer and meditation, here are the lyrics you will hear sung:
In His presence
There is joy beyond measure
And at His feet
Peace of mind can still be found
And if you have a need
I know He has every answer
But you've got to reach out and claim it
For you are standing on holy ground
We are standing on holy ground
And I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise Jesus now
We are standing in His presence
On holy ground
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