Of course, JESUS CHRIST was and is our ultimate example of holiness, but there are many other examples in the scriptures of people doing simple, yet holy things that had profound consequences: Moses went up to the mountain. Daniel prayed. Joseph fled. Martha served.
Here are some of my holy ‘places’, in no particular order:The temple Family dinners on Sunday evening Heber Valley Camp Talking to John when he gets home from work Riding my bike up the river trail Our home Writing The swing in our back yard Reading the Book of Mormon
These ‘places’ bring me peace and comfort. They give me renewed strength to carry on, and a clearer perspective on what matters and what doesn’t.
I’m convinced that as the battle between good and evil intensifies, it will be increasingly important for us to stand in holy places, and to be holy people. In return, we are promised additional strength, power and protection. We can stand with confidence, for “…the battle is not [ours], but God’s.” (2 Chronicles 20:15)Many thanks to Adelheid Hulme, with her pure, easy-to-listen-to voice. She was a consummate professional at the recording studio, literally taping the entire song in a little over 20 minutes. Adelheid, you have great things ahead of you.
And to Masa Fukuda for recording and arranging it. I have learned to trust Masa, and appreciate his work on many of my projects. He’s a musical mastermind.
And last, but certainly not least, thanks to John, who has an innate musical gift, and isn’t afraid to say, “That’s not very good” when it’s not. I know I’m there when he finally says, “I love it.” Thanks, John, for helping me hang in there until it’s right.
What are some of your holy places? Please comment below and I will send you the mp3 of Stand.
I hope you like the song,