Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Being Raised Up

By C. LaRene Hall

One of my favorite months of the year is July. I love July 4th and all the festivities that come with it. July 24th is another day that I enjoy. It’s so good to ponder and think of the reason for these holidays, and of course, pay tribute to those who came before me.

For many years, there has been a free Days of ’47 Pops Concert held in Salt Lake City. I love good music and always look forward to the orchestra and guest performers that entertain the audience. This year I was not disappointed when one of the soloists was Joseph Paur from the movie Rigoletto. Although I love the music from Rigoletto, it’s not what I enjoyed most. The song he sang that touched me was, You Raise me Up.

I wish when I’m writing I could always remember the words, “You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas.” When I hear these words, I know I can do anything. And I believe the song when it says, “I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; You raise me up; To more than I can be.”

I know without the Lord’s help I am nothing. Now, if I could always remember that, I know I’d be okay.


L.T. Elliot said...

Sometimes I curse my human mind. The way I "forget" some essential truths--it's just infuriating and such a waste of time. I suppose that's why God repeats so much in scripture. My little brain needs lots of repitition. *Sigh*

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks for the wonderful thoughts, Connie. It's a great reminder of how we happen to come by our talents.

I like that song a lot.


Ali Cross said...

I love that song too Connie. It is powerful beauty. I didn't know about that concert ... so next year I'll have to watch for it!