Come Awake

Music has the ability to sometimes perfectly express our emotions and feelings. In our ups and downs, we can find a song to relate to. It’s one of the reasons why we cling to it so much.

And sometimes, it can quickly turn us the other way.

I’d been in a weird funk the last week and a half. In the midst of cluttering my life and schedule with stuff, I was just coasting through.  And then I started listening to this song. And I can’t get enough of it.

At first, it’s a song with a bit of a catchy melody. And then you listen to it over and over and the truth behind the lyrics capture your heart. The Holy Spirit testifies with your spirit the veracity of the truth of the chorus. And He urges you to live in light of it.

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave

Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with Him again
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave

It is simple. But so true. Christ IS risen from the dead! We are joined to Him in one family.

And then the urging: Come awake! Come awake! Come and rise up from the grave!

In Christ, our old selves died with Him, but now we are new creations! Thus, be a new creation!

And then… the bridge. It excites me. Moves me. And instantly reminds me that joy in Christ is the call for all who call Him Savior.

If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to check out Matt Maher’s other stuff too. He’s a great songwriter and worship leader.

I find myself humming this song at work or in the car. It is not a “feel good” sedative of a song.

It is a reminder of the very truth that we base our lives on.

Christ is risen from the grave, we are one with Him again… Come awake, come awake… Come and rise up from the grave!

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