I got busy this week and didn’t get to my regular Monday post. But here I am! You hopefully caught Beth’s post about how love believes on Monday. I hope you all had a merry Christmas! My week has been an amazing time with family.
A few weeks ago, I was at a Christmas concert at a church where my dear friends and mentors are now the music pastors. I watched as he conducted a choir and full orchestra and his wife cheered him on from the front row, singing every line. I have always been moved by their devotion to each other, and it was bearing witness to lifelong dreams being fulfilled.
The song What Child is This was being performed, a friend I was sitting with leaned over and said, “Do you know what laud means?” Embarrassed, I shrugged and had to google it. I have sung this song my entire life, but didn’t know what LAUD meant. It means highest honor- highest praise. So the words “haste, haste to bring Him laud”, hit me like a ton of bricks. And I feel an urgency in my heart to hurry up and give Him the honor He is due.
Love never loses faith…love believes. Because I believe, and because I love, I make haste to bring Him laud. May He always be seated in the highest place of honor in my life- let His name be lifted higher than mine. That is the cry of my heart for this coming new year.