#3 Holy, Holy, Holy by Reginald Heber (written in 1826)
There is a scene of worship in heaven that unfolds in Revelation 4. There are mighty creatures and elders, lightning and thunder, and an amazing throne room. Those descriptions are enough to take our breath away but let’s focus on the repeated word “holy”. A holy thing is worthy of total, all-encompassing devotion. It is sacred and deserving of reverence, gifts, attention, and praise.
Think about the most expensive thing you own – maybe a gold ring or diamond necklace. How about a vehicle or house? Put a mental price tag on it. Now think about how sentimental that item is. How many years has it been with you? Who does it remind you of? Put a price tag on it now. That’s nearly impossible – almost like you don’t want to do it because it will somehow lessen the value.
If we don’t want to put a dollar amount on something we’d call “priceless”, how much more value is our Triune God? “I am God and there is no other. I am God and there is none like me.” (Isaiah 46:9)
And he is worthy of worship even without us singing a note or the heavenly creatures saying anything or the elders casting down their crowns. He is holy like no one else. He is worthy of worship like none other.
He is holy, Holy, HOLY!
By Pastor Andy Honeycutt