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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Skeleton Bones and the verse after 16...

Skeleton bones stand at the sound
Of eternity on
The lips of the found
Grave stones roll
to the rhythm of the sound of you

(taken from the song Skeleton Bones by John Mark McMillan)

This song has got a lot of play in my head over the last month or so. I love the symbolism in this song. I believe that it captures the very yearning we have in us to find Him. When the writer talks about our bones standing at the sound of eternity on the lips of the found, I can feel the innermost groaning or yearning for Him to be with us. When the grave stones roll to the rhythm of the sound of you makes me get excited about the awakening when He returns. WOW! This is the Creator of everything that is and everything that will be, calling His created to Him.

The lips of the found? That's those who have put their faith in Him. John 3:16 is a starting point for the found. It is the gospel in one verse. Whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life!

But have you considered fully the verse that follows? John 3:17? For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. That verse gives another glimpse into the wondrous love that He has for his created. If we were to be judged without Him, we would deserve hell. But Jesus came to save us. He didn't come to judge, He came to save, to rescue, to bring a stirring to skeleton bones that stand at the sound of eternity on, the lips of the found. With this we can take joy and say,
We want you close, we adore you, we stand surrounded by the cloud of Your glory,
As brightness blinds our eyes and our ears are filled with Your joy!
Adoring acknowledgement of what You have given us,
what You have saved us from,

So when your bones start jumping at the sound of eternity on the lips of the found, and the voice within your chest tells the heart inside your head to give Him praise, think of John 3:17 and crank it up!

Be encouraged today, for the grave stones will roll at the sound...

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