A New Song

April 18, 2017

I love Easter songs. 

 

We sing the good ones on Easter Sunday, don’t we? There’s nothing quite like the joy of gathering together to sing the familiar words that praise our resurrected Savior and celebrate His forever victory over death. 

 

We get the words stuck in our heads. We post lyrics on Twitter. We spend the day rejoicing in Jesus the Death Conqueror! Jesus alive!

 

“Low in the grave He lay … Up from the grave He arose!”

 

“Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!”

 

“Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe."

 

“Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again!”

 

But it’s Tuesday now, and I feel like maybe I should have something new to sing. Anybody else? 

 

In the book of Revelation, John sees a glimpse of what worship will look like in Heaven:

Revelation 5:9-10

"And they sing a new song, saying, 

'Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals,

for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God

from every tribe and language and people and nation,

and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,

and they shall reign on the earth.’"

 

Do you know what that “new song” sounds like to me? Easter!

 

For the rest of forever, for endless days in eternity, we will still sing Easter songs.

 

Because there will never be better news than Jesus crucified and alive. 

 

If it’s a good enough song to sing brand new every day for eternity, it’s good enough to still be singing on the Tuesday after Easter. 

 

"And when before the throne I stand in Him complete,

'Jesus died my soul to save' my lips shall still repeat."

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