Me: Have you heard that new Hillsong one?
Friend (usually my sister): Oh ya, it's been around for months.
The first time we sang Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise), I fell in love with everything about the song. I don't know if it's just me, but more often than not the music from Hillsong transports me to that worshipful place before God unlike any other. We sang it again this past Sunday, so it's been in my head and heart. Our pastor has been preaching through Romans, and Romans 6 must have been on my mind, too, since all of a sudden I noticed a connection between Romans 6:3-4 and that song:
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. ~Romans 6:3-4
The song's chorus:
I will rise, I will rise,I'm so grateful for those spiritual connections that God creates, when the light bulb finally goes on in my head, and I understand. I am grateful for the reminder of the life I have in Him today, and how His sacrifice restored hope for all of humanity.
As Christ was raised to life,
Now in Him, Now in Him,