December 05, 2012

I will rise

have not posted here for more than a month. The world has been crushing in... threatening to overwhelm. Apparently, I had begun to focus on the threatening monsters rather than on the Overcomer.

This past Sunday New Hope Bible Church [Facebook page] had a baptism. Quite a few people followed the call of God on their lives. Their ages ranged from relatively young children to adults. All equals in Christ. They entered the waters to proclaim their union with Christ... symbolically dying with him and rising again, overcomers. “Death, where is your sting... Grave, where is your victory?”

I have the humbling joy of being part of the New Hope Bible Church worship team. My band played this past week, and our leader Jesse introduced a new song to the team and to the church to go along with the baptism. And this song brought tears as we worshiped and praised our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

During the opening verses of the song, Jeremiah played the djembe, Garret played a simple shaker and high-hat cymbal, Michelle’s beautiful voice carried this message of praise, strength, and hope. And the congregation joined us as we sang, “I Will Rise.” When the music swells with the joy of what Christ has done for us the music built and we proclaimed:

I hear the voice of every angel sing,
    “Worthy is the Lamb!”
And I hear the voice of every longing heart,
    “Worthy is the Lamb!”

Praise God!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful; thank you very much for sharing the incredible video!!


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