Have you ever read about people who have been given a new lease on life? Perhaps it was a medical breakthrough or second chance, but their lives changed completely. These examples pale in comparison to what happens when we are made alive with Christ. Big Daddy Weave sings about it in their new song, “Alive.”
Paul writes about it in his letter to the Ephesians. Let’s explore it together!
He's Coming On The Clouds in Acts 1, Revelation 1, Matthew 24, and I Thessalonians 4
As a child, my grandfather used to talk with me about Jesus coming back on His cloud. While it seemed so magical as a child, as I grew in my faith I realized it wasn’t a fairy tale, it was a promise. Big Daddy Weave’s song, “The Lion and the Lamb” speaks of Jesus coming on the clouds, too.
Why is it that one person can be moved to tears by a sunset and another never even notice it on the drive home? This week we use Big Daddy Weave’s song, “Overwhelmed” to lead us to many different Scriptures, but two major truths…we can see and not perceive…we can perceive and not delight.
Without delight, we cannot glorify God. This song leads us to remember how overwhelming God is…in a good way.
Choose a Psalm of praise (I am choosing Psalm 19…but you can choose your own!) and stay in it all week. Read it every day, read it in different versions, read it out loud. Write your favorite verses on sticky notes or note cards and try reviewing them daily to tuck them in your heart. Use the Psalm you choose as a tool in your prayer time. Recite the words back to God.
In order to be redeemed, you have to be held by something, and there must be a redeemer to pay the price. Sin holds every person captive and Jesus paid the price on the cross for sin. On today’s episode, however, we learn that it is not until a person recognizes his sin that he seeks to be bought out of the slave market. Big Daddy Weave’s song, “Redeemed” leads us straight to Ephesians and to a discussion of what it means to be redeemed.
Today’s episode give us a deeper understanding of what it means to be redeemed and ultimately brings even greater meaning to the lyrics of the song.