this is the One we have waited for

I know, I know. I’ve been horrible at updating this recently. There’s been less activity here than if you were watching golf on a Sunday evening.

But to jump-start  my return to the blogosphere, I want to share a song that has been stuck in my head all weekend.

I’ve always liked Chris Tomlin. In a genre where a lot of songs sound either like whiny love songs to God (or a lover of your choice) or are theologically anorexic, Tomlin has consistently written songs that have robust lyrics that point back to Christ. They glorify God in such a beautiful way. They actually praise and worship God! Imagine that.

This song is an old one that Tomlin wrote and sang, but this version has David Crowder as well, and includes an additional lyric where previously there was only humming. I was actually there at the concert when they recorded this exact version in Austin, and it was beautiful! Thousands of people lifting high the banner of Jesus Christ!

This Is Our God

The lyrics simply remind us who God is:

A refuge for the poor, a shelter from the storm
This is our God
He will wipe away your tears and return your
wasted years
This is our God
So call upon His Name, He is mighty to save
This is our God

A father to the orphan, a healer to the broken
This is our God
And He brings peace to our madness and comfort
in our sadness
This is our God
This is our God

This is the One we have waited for
This is the One we have waited for
This is the One we have waited for
Jesus, Lord and Savior
This is our God

A fountain for the thirsty, a lover for the lonely
This is our God
He brings glory to the humble and crowns for the faithful
This is our God
So call upon His Name, He is mighty to save
This is our God

And the chorus reminds us who Jesus is…. “This is the One we have waited for! Jesus, Lord and Savior… This is our God!”

Maybe it sounds corny, but my heart warms when I hear this song because I am reminded that everything my heart yearns and longs for is found in Jesus. When broken things can’t satisfy me, when people don’t live up, fail me, and leave me, when my soul groans for true relationship, when nothing in this world satisfies… As I’m waiting for wholeness and shalom… Jesus completes me! In Christ, our desires overwhelmingly meet their satisfaction.

This… This is our God.

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