There’s been a lot of bell ringing in England these past few days to celebrate Queen Eizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. On Sunday, a floating belfry preceded the Queen’s barge in the Thames flotilla composed of over a thousand vessels. You can hear that floating belfry here.
Later over two thousand churches across England joined in by ringing their own bells.
This morning, A National Service of Thanksgiving was held at St Paul’s Cathedral. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, other members of the Royal Family and guests attended. Before and after the service, The St Paul’s Cathedral Guild of Ringers rang "Stedman Cinques."
|A picture I took many years ago while touring St. Paul's.|
Later in the summer, bells will ring to herald the beginning of the Olympic Games in London.
All this bell ringing has some folks thinking that perhaps God is also ringing in a new work of grace in this motherland country for the United States.
Here at One Ringing Bell, we pray so.
If you scroll down on my blog to the right, you’ll see these words:
Ezekiel 28:33-35, "Make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them. The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe. Aaron must wear it when he ministers." The pomegranates symbolize the word of God and the bells, the going forth of that word. As the sound of the bells was heard when the priest, Aaron, ministered, my desire is to ring out the word wherever and whenever possible--to be "One Ringing Bell."
We’re praying that God’s word would once more ring out across the UK, and spread across the globe. Oh, how our sin-weary world needs the refreshing than only comes from God.
Would you join me in praying wonderful blessings for the United Kingdom?
O praise ye the Lord!
All things that give sound;
Each jubilant chord,
Loud organs, his glory
Forth tell in deep tone,
And sweet harp, the story
Of what he has done.
By Henry Baker, a hymn sung this morning at The National Service of Thanksgiving