Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What Do I know of Holy

Working at a radio station, it come very difficult to me to find a favorite song by a christian artist thats I like and still like after about 2 days.  It eventually gets played to much and it gets old and I'm done.  But I think I have found one that can stick around for a while and I will still like it tomorrow.  Mostly because there are so many meaningful words to chew on that i get caught on one saying.... i think about it... and then the next time I hear it, I think about the next verse.  Addison Road is the artist and the song is called, "What Do I Know of Holy."  
"I tried to hear from heaven, but I talked to whole time."  I don't give time to sit and listen or to open my bible and listen. Sometimes you finally hear the words that you have been trying to come up with and you're like.. duh.. 

The chorus makes total sense to me.  What do I really understand of what holy is, when all i really know is what a couple stories are?  Have I enternalized his mercy and grace...
His vastness
...He who gave life "its" name and we feel we have all the control of it...to abuse it, to take credit for it, to take it away even... what do I really understand of Holy...

Here are the words.... 

I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees


What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life "its" name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?


What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?