“Holy Spirit” 2 – Monday Musical Musings


I’ve already shared this melody with you, but something new has come to mind in relation to this song, so I decided to share more about “Holy Spirit.”


???????????????????????????????As I read through my little novella about Mary by Francine Rivers, I was impressed once again by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit came upon Mary and she became pregnant with God’s Son.


Through the normal months of pregnancy, God’s Son developed and grew within Mary’s womb. And as any pregnant woman has experienced, there are times when it feels like the baby has taken over. The kicks, the moves, the presence. It’s impossible to forget that there is a baby within.


Now take a look at the words of this song.


“Holy Spirit”


There’s nothing worth more
That could ever come close
Nothing can compare
You’re our living Hope
Your presence Lord


I’ve tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of love
When my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
Your presence Lord


Holy Spirit You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence Lord


Let us become more aware of Your presence
Let us experience the glory of Your goodness[i]


I don’t know if the songwriter intended for the parallel of these lyrics to mimic the Mary’s overshadowing, but I find it interesting that as we sing the words to this song, we are asking for God’s Spirit to overcome us. We are asking for God’s Spirit to fill us.


But you see, it’s not enough just to have God’s Spirit within us. We must allow the Holy Spirit to develop and grow within us to where we are completely consumed by His presence. This song helps us to see that it is possible.


Maybe I’m reaching for this special meaning. Maybe Mary’s experience was not a foretelling of what each follower of Jesus would experience. But maybe it was. All that I know is that I don’t want a day to go by, no, a moment to go by that I don’t reflect upon the Holy Spirit that is within me. And like Mary, I want to say eagerly and without hesitation, “I am the Lord’s servant.” (Luke 1:38 – NIV)


As you listen to this beautiful song this morning, think back to that moment in time when Mary was visited by God’s messenger. Also think back to the moment you accepted Jesus as your Savior and when you were filled with God’s Spirit. Allow God’s Spirit to fill you with renewed awareness and presence.


Click here to listen to a version of this song by a local worship team in Arvada, Colorado.


I pray that today you will open your heart to the fullness of God’s presence and allow His Spirit to do His work on your heart.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] Holy Spirit, ©Bryan and Katie Torwalt 2011, Jesus Culture, Worship Team from Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, CO, Music produced by David Anderson.



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