The current age of the Church feels like an “Upside Down” of sorts (thank you, Stranger Things). We know that Jesus already came to save us from our sins (Hebrews 10:1-18). We also know that He is coming back to claim us (John 14:1-3), but we don’t know when exactly (Matthew 24:42-44). So what do we do in the meantime? The Bible tells us that we should wait in expectation for His return (Titus 2:11-14).
This weekend, we’re singing a song called, Waiting Here For You. Its words speak directly to this topic because it gives a clear call on how we, as the Church, are to wait on the Lord. I love the chorus:
Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s You we adore
Waiting with eager expectation does not mean continuing to live “life as normal.” Our waiting should affect our daily lives. There’s a whole world that needs to know about our Savior. Our job is to tell them about Him (Matthew 28:19-20).
The words of this song challenge me to live purposefully. Every fiber of my being should bring glory to God (Colossians 3:16-17). When I sing with my “hands lifted high in praise,” I’m publicly proclaiming that God is bigger than my greatest triumphs or hardest trials (even if/when they don’t end). As a result, I continually thank Him for His sovereignty by singing “hallelujah” (which means “praise God”). He deserves all glory for what He has, is and will do for us in Christ Jesus.