Vanmiddag was ik weer even in het bos en had muziek op mijn oordopjes.
Afgelopen weekend heb ik op 2 verschillende plaatsen het nummer van Kari Jobe “Forever” gezongen. Zaterdag hebben we dit nummer in het Engels gezongen met 3000 tieners bij “Like Jesus” in Apeldoorn en zondag in het Nederlands met ongeveer 1200 volwassenen bij ons in de kerk. Ik dacht: dit wil ik nog een keer horen. Oei, Oei wat kwam dit weer binnen. Tranen van ontroering liepen over mijn wangen. Het gevoel van liefde, voor Iemand die je nog nooit gezien hebt, was overweldigend. Wat vind jij? Dat is toch niet normaal? Of ben ik gek geworden? De mensen die ik tegen kwam zullen wel gedacht hebben: wat zou er met die huilende man zijn? Er is muziek, maar vooral woorden, die je zo kunnen raken dat het pijn doet in je ziel. Ik weet niet of ik hierin de enige ben, maar ik denk dat muziek vele gevoelige snaren raakt. Mocht ik het ooit meemaken dat dit nummer gezongen wordt met de proclamatie erbij, dan kunnen ze mij wegdragen.

In het nummer “forever” zitten zoveel woorden die mij raken en vooral de proclamatie die wordt uitgesproken is heel krachtig. Mocht je ook geraakt willen worden, dan zal je de tijd moeten nemen om dit te beluisteren, want dit nummer duurt ruim 12 minuten. Als je het vaker achter elkaar afspeelt komen er steeds meer woorden die eruit springen. Hieronder zal ik een paar voorbeelden geven.

The moon and stars they wept. The morning sun was dead. The Savior of the world was fallen.
His body on the cross. His blood poured out for us. The weight of every curse upon him.
One final breath He gave. As Heaven looked away. The Son of God was laid in darkness.
A battle in the grave. The war on death was waged. The power of hell forever broken.
The ground began to shake. The stone was rolled away. His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting? Our resurrected King. Has rendered you defeated.

“If there are words for Him then I don’t have them.
See my brain has not yet reached the point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God. And my lungs have not yet developed the ability to release a breath with enough agility to breathe out the greatness of His Love. And my voice, see my voice is so inhibited , restrained by human limits that it’s hard to even sing the praise up, you see, if there are words for Him, then I don’t have them.
My God, His Grace is remarkable, mercies are innumerable, strength is impenetrable, He is honorable, accountable, favorable. He’s unsearchable yet knowable, indefinable, yet approachable, indescribable, yet personal He is beyond comprehension, further than imagination, constant through generations, King of every nation, but if there are words for Him, then I don’t have them. You see my words are few to try and capture the ONE TRUE GOD, using my vocabulary will never do, but I use words as an expression, an expression of worship to a Savior, a Savior who is both worthy and deserving of my praise, so I use words.
My heart extols the Lord, blesses His Name forever. He has won my heart, captured my mind, and has bound them both together. He has defeated me in my rebellion, conquered me in my sin, He has welcomed me into His presence, completely invited me in. He has made Himself the object of my sight, flooding me with mercies in the morning, drowning me with Grace in the night, but if there are words for Him, then I don’t have them.
But what I do have is GOOD NEWS, for my God knew that manmade words would never do, for words are just tools that we use to point to the truth.

So He sent His Son Jesus Christ as THE WORD, LIVING PROOF, He is THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, THE FIRST BORN OF ALL CREATION, FOR BY HIM ALL THINGS WERE CREATED, GIVING NOTHINGNESS, FORMATION.
AND BY HIS WORD HE SUSTAINS IN THE POWER OF HIS NAME. FOR HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS AND ABOVE ALL THINGS HE REIGNS. HOLY IS HIS NAME! SO PRAISE HIM FOR HIS LIFE! THE WAY HE PERSERVERED IN STRIFE. THE HUMBLE SON OF GOD BECOMING THE PERFECT SACRIFICE. PRAISE HIM FOR HIS DEATH! THAT HE WILLINGLY STOOD IN OUR PLACE THAT HE LOVINGLY ENDURED THE GRAVE THAT HE BATTLED OUR ENEMY, AND ON THE THIRD DAY ROSE IN VICTORY. HE IS EVEYTHING THAT WAS PROMISED. PRAISE HIM AS THE RISEN KING.
LIFT YOUR VOICE AND SING, FOR ONE DAY HE WILL RETURN FOR US, AND WE WILL FINALLY BE UNITED WITH OUR SAVIOR FOR ENTERNITY! ETERNITY! SO IT IS NOT JUST WORDS THAT I PROCLAIM, FOR MY WORDS POINT TO THE WORD, AND THE WORD HAS A NAME, HOPE HAS A NAME, JOY HAS A NAME, PEACE HAS A NAME, LOVE HAS A NAME, AND THAT NAME IS JESUS CHRIST! PRAISE HIS NAME FOREVER!!!!!!!!”

alle dingen zijn door Hem en voor Hem geschapen

(Kol 1), en jij en ik ook!

Be Blessed

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