“My God’s not dead, He’s surely alive. He’s living on the inside roaring like a lion.”
This was a song written by Daniel Bashta made popular by David Crowder Band and Newsboys. A song of revival and spiritual revolution.
When I think about all the revolutions in the earth and our country, they started with a voice! A declaration of sorts.
When you think of the Civil Rights Movement or any other movement, they all started with a voice. A bold declaration of the need for justice or change or of truth that could not be silent!
With the entrance of the information age, social media, YouTube and now Periscope, we are overwhelmed with voices. All of them, declaring their truth, their emancipation from oppression of some sort. It is overwhelming! And with each voice, it’s impact lessened by all the others screaming out to be heard!
Voices in music, in literature, in technology. Everyone is an expert of some kind, online, selling their knowledge or experience. Each one proclaiming they have the answer to your problem or dilemma.
The only problem with all of this is, I wonder if anything is really being said?? Or are we all just vying for center stage and recognition? Is anyone setting anyone free? Or changing the world? Sure there are those making a name for themselves and leaving a legacy. But is it for others or just that their name can go down in history?
In much the same way we lost our capacity to really focus because we became overwhelmed with information, I fear we have lost the capacity to really hear because of all the noise!!!!
I am one of the many voices and I must ask myself, why? Why am I writing? Why am I speaking at all? Do I have something of value to say or to impart to anyone? Will it change lives or the world?
I don’t know.
But this I do know, I believe in the message. Of life and liberty through Jesus Christ! Of forgiveness and new beginnings. I open my life up to allow the Lion of Judah to roar through me!! And, as many generations before mine have done, many in this generation will ignore and dismiss this roar as fanaticism, religious jargon and miss the life that is found in Him alone!!!
And that’s really what He’s all about. Life. Liberty. Freedom. Love.
Who wouldn’t want that?
My heart grieves deeply for them; the many. Who continue to walk blindly through life without God and without hope. And that, by their own choice.
Yet, I will continue to raise my voice because somebody will hear and listen and come and live. And then they will raise their voice and cause others to hear and live. And if just for that, I will continue to roar and not be silent!