Stuck in the Not Yet.

I just got introduced to the song “You Hold Me Now” by Hillsong (thanks, Caleb) as I prepare the music for our Fall Getaway.  What a beautiful song to sing as we are stuck here in the “not yet” of our salvation.  We live in a unique era, as those between Christ’s coming.  On the one hand, we’ve got all the promises, the fact that Jesus has already, once and for all taken care of our great enemies of Satan, sin, death, and hell.  The victory has already been won.  It is finished.

But on the other hand, there is still much brokenness in our world.  Much still needs to be made right.  How we long for the day when the not yet becomes truly made the now.  “Lord haste the day when my faith shall be sight, the clouds be rolled back as a scroll!”

On that day when I see all that you have for me
When I see you face to face there surrounded by your grace
All my fears swept away in the light of your embrace
Where your love is all I need and forever I am free
Where the streets are made of gold
In your presence healed and whole
Let the songs of heaven rise to you alone

No weeping No hurt or pain
No suffering
You hold me now, you hold me now
No darkness No sick or lame
No hiding
You hold me now, you hold me now

Verse 2:
In this life I will stand through my joy and my pain
Knowing there’s a greater day. There’s a hope that never fails
Where your name is lifted high and forever praises rise
For the glory of Your Name I’m believing for the day
Where the wars and violence cease
All creation lives in peace
Let the songs of heaven rise to you alone

For eternity
All my heart will give
All the glory to your name

Your Kingdom come
Your will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven