Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Amazing Grace?


In my sleep last night I got an ear-worm.

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost, but now I'm found..."

It came out of "now-where," because I've neither sung it nor heard it ages...


***Addendum....it also occurs to me that I have heard this sung at every funeral I have ever done, to the point that I am really tired of this hymn and never use it in worship on Sunday...

But, what might it mean that I relate it to funeral liturgies...maybe, really, that that part of my life has died away and a new part can now come forth? Just wondering...regardless, I do find it to be grace-filled in an amazing way!

11 comments:

"PS" said...

The Spirit does indeed move in and about without being tethered...and at the most crucial of times. I am glad you could "hear" the Spirit.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I believe these things come to us from outside our physical selves as divine gifts. There's no such thing as something like that being a coincidence.

What a lovely gift for you.

Jan said...

What a blessed gift from our unexpected God!

Diane said...

once was lost but now am found... something that seems trite can suddenly be so profound

Barbara B. said...

wow -- very cool!

mompriest said...

I simply could not believe my "brain" when I woke up. Made me laugh out loud. I thought, what!!!

I once was lost but now I'm found? What does my deep inner psyche know that has not yet fully reached my consciousness...? I trust it will all be revealed.

But really, it is humorous, the Holy Spirit is something else!

MayB MayB Not said...

The Holy Spirit is something else indeed.

I woke up with "Revive Us Again" for an earworm in my last (very bad) call. So we sang it in worship the next Sunday after I told the very small, choosing death, congregation the story of waking up singing the hymn I hadn't sung for some 40+ years. But, there was no reviving them. So, don't know what that was all about!

mompriest said...

mayb - the Holy Spirit can call us, but that does not mean we follow...in you, through you, there may have been an opportunity...as I say a lot these days, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink...subtext, without water it will die.

sigh.

Katherine E. said...

Here's to the "new part of your coming forth," mompriest! It's great that humor is helping to push it along!! :-)

Kievas said...

Yup, humor often features in those silent whispers...probably a good thing, too :)

RevDrKate said...

That was ....."amazing" indeed :) Gotta love those little Providences, right? Truly so glad that the light is coming up for you. Prayers continue.

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