Resurrection Songs - Week 5: "Come and Listen"
IT’S STILL THE SEASON OF EASTER—CHRIST IS RISEN!
Over the past few weeks, we have asked: What does living as Resurrection People mean? How does the Resurrection of Jesus transform our lives and the world?
This study of the lectionary Psalms for the Season of Easter answers the questions and more.
We have been connecting these “Resurrection Songs” that we find in the Hebrew Scriptures with songs in our own lives that help us live into the hope we have in Christ in a world that needs a word of hope and a whole lot of grace, peace, and love.
These Resurrection songs remind us of the power of songs in our own lives—the songs we sing or have been sung to us… reminding us who we are.
Today we will be exploring Psalm 66 and learning about the power of the Resurrection to give us another chance to sing--even when we feel like we have no songs left in us.
So what are the best songs about second chances? In your opinion. Let's make a playlist. I'm going to write these down.
One of my favorite second-chance songs is "Long And Winding Road" by the Beatles. I actually feel like a sing-along; how about y'all?
The thing about these kinds of songs is that they either remind us of the second chances we've gotten in life or help us hold on to hope when we need a second chance.
Every single one of us, no matter what we've done, how bad we've screwed up, or what has been done to us... we have another chance to sing. And we have that chance because of the Resurrection and what it means for you, me, and everyone.
RESURRECTION GIVES US ANOTHER CHANCE TO SING OUR STORY
- It’s never too late for a do-over—no matter what has happened.
- You don’t just get one second chance—God’s hesed never runs out.
- Sing your story of second chances every chance you get.
“Many people die with their music still in them. Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it time runs out.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes