Saturday, 30 March 2019

Saturday Song: Iron Butterfly, "Fields of Sun"

Here's another song with beautiful lyrics. We all know how good it feels when spring comes and new life abounds. That's what this picturesque song is about.

Listen to it here.

We who put our trust in Christ yearn for the day when he returns, just as the creation yearns for spring. Matthew 19:28 (KJV) says, "And Jesus said unto them, (his disciples) 'Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.'"

We already have a down payment of that new life, thanks to our Lord and Master. As Paul pointed out in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV), "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

Better still, this new life can't be bought with good works or being born into the right family or race. As Paul noted in Galatians 6:15 (KJV), "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature."

But how does this imputed righteousness come to us? Paul answers that in Romans 6:4 (KJV) which says, "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."

Because we trust in Christ, we await the day when the fullness of this new life will be ours. As 2 Peter 3:13 (KJV) states, "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."

What a day that will be when Christ returns. Revelation 21:5 (KJV) reads, "And he that sat upon the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.' And he said unto me, 'Write: for these words are true and faithful.'"

With all these wonderful promises, how can we not tell others? Even social media can be our way of witnessing to unsaved folks about this wonderful hope we share.

On Monday, I'll post about who the fools of this world really are. What an appropriate topic for April Fools Day.

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