When will our Redeemer and Judge
Return to set everything right?
Too many people suffer
From the weight of their own sin.
Many refuse to acknowledge
The grace your death so freely gives.
You orchestrate the world.
You know some will not ask for you.
Your people, by their claims,
Are too captured with greed
To speak of your redemption to
Those around who have none and
Need so much of you.
Speak tenderly to us, Lord.
The ravages of this world and
Our disobedience have wearied us.
We need the healing from
We need to acknowledge your love.
We await our consolation.
He was promised.
We groan under the weight of sin. Living in this fallen world hurts. There is confusion and hate and we are weary from dealing with it all. When will our relief come? When will things be made right?
There is good news! Jesus has already come to make our world right. He humbled Himself to be born as one of us. He was man but He was God at the same time. He knows of our suffering. He lived among our suffering. He died and conquered death to relieve our suffering. He loved us so much that He willingly suffered for us so that we could be set free from our suffering. We have a Redeemer. He is God with us.
Without Easter, when we celebrate Christ's ascension after being brutally crucified, there would be no need to celebrate Christmas, when we celebrate Christ's birth. He was born to die for us. When we stop to ponder and realize who our God really is and just what He has chosen to do for us, how can our response be anything but bowing our hearts and lifting our voices?