This song is rocking my world right now. I bought the album a few days ago and started listening to it on the way to the grocery store, which turned out to be a mistake because I ended up a weeping, snotty mess in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Market. I'm not really a crier, so my first reaction when the tears start flowing is, "What's wrong with me?" which is not a question easily answered.
I finally composed myself enough to go in the store, but the "what's wrong with me?" wouldn't go away. I pushed my cart through the aisles wondering why this song had affected me so much until finally, right there in front of the shampoo and conditioner, it hit me. Death. My heart was breaking over all the death and brokenness in the world and in my own life and the lives of people I love.
Physical death. Emotional death. The death of hopes and dreams and relationships. Everything is broken and dying.
BUT (here's my favorite part of the song) Jesus trampled over death and calls us to...
come awake, come awake
come and rise up from the grave.
And there's the hope. Even though we're surrounded by death, we can be alive.
I don't know about you, but I want to be fully awake and alive. Even though it's Monday. :-)
P.S. My other favorite part is at 2:38. Gives me chills.