Yesterday was my final Sunday leading worship at The LIFEhouse Church in Rocklin, CA, so I had to pull out my favorite songs, right? Over the last six and a half years we’ve sung a lot of great worship songs, but these six are some of the most meaningful to me, and to our congregation, and they happened to work well with Pastor Stan Lubeck’s sermon on Revelation 9.
Here’s the list:
Everything Is Different – This is one of those Shane & Shane songs that I had heard several times and then one day while driving it suddenly struck me. The truth of the words…the DEPTH of the truth hit like I was hearing this truth for the first time: “He made a way when there was no way”! We were stuck in our sin, there was nothing we could do to get unstuck and save ourselves; there was no way out. None. But God made a way nonetheless. And that…changes EVERYTHING! We are set free! How can life be anything but glorious now that we have been forever set free from the bonds of sin? How can we live “normal”, everyday lives when we are aware of how Jesus died in our place and set us free. Does a freed slave ever live the way s/he did before? EVERYTHING is different. What an appropriate song for the week after Easter.