Church bells don’t ring out like they used to. You could always tell when there was a wedding or funeral, because the bells pealed for each occasion. They joyously rang – each one clanging harmoniously, as a new married couple departed the church. Their deafening, ominously slow toll, marked the departure of a soul on its way to heaven.  

You could tell when the Lord’s Prayer was being said as each chime announced another petition. Some churches were able to ring out familiar hymns like “just as I am without one plea,” or “Amazing Grace.” Church holy days were defined by the ringing of the church bells at Easter and Christmas.
There were other times too, but somewhere along the line, bell ringing has become another lost tradition of the church. I miss it.   Now many of those ancient giants are covered with dust and have rusted and succumbed to the elements.  Like us, they wear out, have served their purpose and die.

How lovely to imagine being like those bells.  We sing our hearts out until we can sing no more and then we die, but we have so much more waiting for us, when we meet our Jesus face to face.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to RING THOSE BELLS

  1. Wow. You’re so right Kathy. Seem to have disappeared before our very eyes! And this is England we’re talking about. Quintessential Britain. I learnt something about the bells today. Thank you. Perhaps we should start a petition?! BBTB. Bring back those bells! Lol. Be blessed – Reuben

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