O Church Arise

I don’t know if this has ever happened to y’all, but yesterday afternoon, after about five days of non-stop activities and conversations and obligations and responsibilities, I rested my head in my hands and thought, Okay, Lord. I think you’ve done it. I think you’ve finally brought me to the end of myself.
Because listen. I was just done. DONE.
Last night in church, though, we sang a song that threw everything back into perspective for me. I realized that I’d lost sight of the Big Picture because I’ve been too busy focusing on lots of little dramas and, for whatever reason, feeling like I’m supposed to fix and/or fret over certain people’s circumstances. That’s just not true. That’s not helpful or productive. Which is why these two lines from “O Church Arise” just about did me in:
“Our call to war, to love the captive soul
But to rage against the captor…”
I had such an a-ha moment as we sang those two lines. And I realized just how misguided my efforts to “fix” have been – despite my good intentions.
Here’s the whole song – and it is such an encouragement. In fact, it will fire you up on this fine Monday morning.

Giddy up, Church.
Let’s get after it.

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