Apr 2013 21

Romans 13:11-14

Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

We are so excited to give you the song “Morning Star” as a supplement to our journey through Romans!  The imagery in Romans 13 lends itself to a deep metaphorical exploration of the text and gives us a purpose and identity that is both exhilarating and weighty.

In astronomy the Morning Star refers to Venus, which becomes visible just before the Sun rises.  Venus also disappears during the day because the same light that made it visible floods and overwhelms the sky.  We as the Body of Christ are the Morning Star.

Calling ourselves the Morning Star is not a God complex but an acceptance of responsibility and a heed to the admonishment of our new identity in Christ.  It should feel weighty because it is!  Now is the time for us to own up to the fact that we are awake and freer than anybody in this world.  Although it is still dark we are not bound by its manipulating schemes and contingencies.  We have every ability in the Holy Spirit to live in the light and overwhelm the darkness with good.  We not only know love but also are able to administer it from its source.  We are, by living in the Spirit, a reflection of the coming sunrise and an echo of a thunderous noise that brings life to the dead and salvation from sin and the wages of death.  We are awake and alive and of love with the security of knowing that Christ someday soon will overrun our testimony and with it every shred of darkness.

1 Comment

  1. Shari says:

    Just wanted to say I enjoyed your song…was visiting Cornerstone last Sunday. I liked the way the musical lines of the two guitars conveyed the imagery of Venus and the Sun converging into one, as they started apart and then moved together into one. Also the vocals during the chorus reminded me of this as well with the “ah” part coming together with the lead voice. Thanks for sharing!

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