IN THE STILLNESS

September 13, 2021

Isaiah 11 speaks to the rising up of God’s people from the muck and mire of exile through the One Who will bring the peaceable kingdom and restore the world as it should be. That One Who came still comes as we receive Him and live according to His teachings as He lives in us.

One of my favorite songs these days is by Andra Day: Rise Up – the abbreviated lyrics are as follows – such joy – it’s almost like she read Isaiah 11 and burst into song!

You’re broken down and tired/Of living life on a merry go round

And you can’t find the fighter/But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out/And move mountains

And I’ll rise up/I’ll rise like the day

I’ll rise up/I’ll rise unafraid

I’ll rise up/And I’ll do it a thousand times again

And I’ll rise up/High like the waves

I’ll rise up/In spite of the ache

I’ll rise up/And I’ll do it a thousand times again/For you

When the silence isn’t quiet/And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe

And I know you feel like dying/But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet/And move mountains

And I’ll rise up/I’ll rise like the day

I’ll rise up/I’ll rise unafraid

I’ll rise up/And I’ll do it a thousand times again/For you

All we need, all we need is hope/And for that we have each other

And we will rise/We will rise

Lord, give us the strength to rise and face the Son – all for Your glory! AMEN.

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