Monday, June 1, 2009

I Will Rise

I can't quit listening to the song "I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin. It's on his latest album, Hello Love. Here's what Chris has to say about it:

"I Will Rise is special in that Louie Giglio challenged me to write a song that people can sing in the midst of grief, standing at one of the hardest places in their life. A song of worship people can sing at funerals of those who believe, " Tomlin continues, "We wanted a song that gives hope in the midst of the grave, of death. Through Jesus, the grave is overwhelmed and death doesn't have any more power. It hurts, but in the end, there's victory for those who are in Christ."

I'm thinking about my friend A who lost her dear grandma this past month. A's young daughter told me Saturday that her great-grandma is now in heaven and she doesn't even need a walker anymore. Precious! And I'm thinking about my friends who recently lost little ones in their womb. One day we will ALL rise together....one day we will see our loved ones again....and there will be no more sorrow, no more pain. We are so fortunate to be able to claim the truth that even in the midst of our hurting, there is victory and the grave is overcome. Amen!

2 comments:

Amber said...

what a great video and song and a great reminder that one day we will all meet

Life In Mazes said...

This song comforts my heart in a special way. It was always a favorite, but it has new meaning for me since you explained's Chris's reasoning for writing the song. Thank you for sharing :)