If you’ve ever sung within a church congregation, it’s a wonderful experience (assuming that you are fortunate enough to believe the words coming out of your mouth). Over time you develop favorite songs, favorite hymns. That’s my experience at least. But the thing about knowing the songs that I’m singing is that my brain isn’t always engaged; it should be, but it isn’t.
The way that I can go on autopilot and drive home, apply deodorant or flush the toilet with no recollection, similarly, I can go on autopilot while singing. So I’m glad I was paying attention on Sunday night because I absolutely loved the ending to the hymn, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.
“All praise we would render, O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee”
Light? Incredible! Imagine that! Just imagine.
Darkness cannot hide the Lord, for Scripture says that He is light. So I love the way that the author of this hymn paints the picture of light hiding Light. Simply beautiful.
Let’s all hide in His light, exposing our weaknesses that we might realize He is our only true strength. It is a mighty and strong position to be vulnerable in Him, to live in the Light.