Jesus in the middle

“Put Jesus, the risen Jesus, in the middle of your life,

your thinking, your living, your work,

your pains, your griefs, your anxieties,

your hopes, and your fears

– put this Jesus in the middle, and work them all around him.

Learn to worship him; learn to love him; and learn to live with a new life in his new world.”

-NT Wright, ‘Following Jesus’


Oh the vapor of it all
It’s a chasing of the wind
the powers of the earth so pale and thin
We will set our hearts on you again

Heaven taunts the hearts of men
We can feel it from within
The beauty of it all, the mystery
The swelling of a voice, a rising sea

Holy! You oh God are Holy!
Trees clap their hands for you!
Oceans they dance for you!
You are holy

Oh the mystery of it all!
I can never peer within
Could never find the words or understand
The fullness of a God! become a man

Holy, You oh God are Holy
Trees clap their hands for you!
Oceans they dance for you!
You are holy, infinite and holy
A billion suns rise for you!
Clouds paint the skies for you
Mountains stand tall for you!
Valleys bow down to you!
Everything rising to sing all our songs for you

Holy, the Impossible and Holy
Kings become fools for you
Kingdoms to ruins for you
Vapor finds ground in you
Music finds sound for you
Everything rising, everything rising, everything rising

Come like dawn, like waves, like sunlight; bring this world to life
Come like rain, like breath, like springtime; bring this world to life