Hello beautiful people!
Today I want to share the behind-the-scenes of my first song ‘Selah’ but first I’ll start with this photo. This was taken whilst traveling the highway after the horrific fires in Australia at the end of last year, which was only a few months before COVID. Our breath was being taken from us by smoke and fire and now a deadly virus. Thankfully, as believers, God has breathed His breath within us and we breath His breath of life. We now have the power to speak life over death, rain during drought and wind to move fires away from those in danger. I heard and read quite a few amazing stories of God working with the fire fighters to change the winds. God is not the author of evil, but He allows these things to send a message to the world, to stop and remember He is God. He shakes the Earth to show us He is All Powerful not our idols. This leads to the meaning behind the title of the song ‘Selah’ which is only one word in the repeated verse in my song (which you will hear soon). The verse goes ‘Selah, Yahweh, Shalom’. Theologians and linguists have struggled to fully grasp the meaning of Selah. However, what they can comprehend is that it means to stop, pause and meditate on (JewishEncyclopedia.com, 2002-2011). As you read the psalms, and in other books of the Bible, you see this word often. ‘Yahweh’ which is Hebrew for ‘I AM, LORD and Elohim’. It is describe as a name too sacred and holy to speak out loud (Martin, 2020). And last but not least ‘shalom’ translates as ‘wholeness, prosperity, completeness, peace, wholeheartedness, restoration, health, with, boundless love’ (Leslie, 2020). So, as you sing along, as you listen we are declaring, we are reminding our souls to stop, pause remember Yahweh, I AM , He is everything He is Alpha and Omega AND He is your healing, prosperity, He is your wholeness, He is boundless love.
I pray that this song brings healing, peace and rest for you. That Christ our Saviour will speak to you and speak into exactly what you need.
Stay tuned for Friday!
Martin.J. (2020) 7 Meanings of Yahweh and why it’s such an important name for God.
JewishEncyclopedia.com (2002-2011) Selah (Hebrew)
Leslie. A. (2020) Shalom as wholeness: Embracing the broad biblical message.