We Belong to the Day – Free MP3 from Emu Music

This past Sunday at my church we introduced the song We Belong to the Day, written by Mike Morrow. It’s one of the many theologically rich songs coming our of Emu Music in Australia. I first taught it last April at the New Word Alive conference in Wales. The song is based on 1 Thess. 5:2-10 and is about how anticipating the return of Christ motivates us to pursue holiness and share the gospel. This is the gist of what I shared to introduce the song: “A few weeks ago there was quite a stir in the media about Jesus coming back, because someone had announced Jesus was returning at a specific time on a specific day. When Jesus didn’t come back (of course, because He told us that no one knows the day or the hour), a number of people laughed and mocked the incident, then went back to living their lives like normal. But the reality is, Jesus IS coming back. And when he does return, some of those laughing now won’t be laughing any more. Because the Bible promises that day will be a terrible time of wrath, judgment, and condemnation for those who refused to love the truth and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. But for those who have believed in Jesus Christ as the only Savior and Lord, that day will be the beginning of eternal joy and celebration forever. Christians have always had questions about Jesus’ return. Paul addressed some of those questions in the fifth chapter of 1 Thessalonians. Here’s what he said [I had this projected on the screen because of its length]: For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. We want to teach you a new song this morning based on that passage. It reminds us that we belong to the day, referring to the Day of the Lord. We live with our eyes on that final day when sin will be judged and the righteous in Christ will be rewarded. But we belong to the day in another way. We belong to the day and not the night. We live with different values, different goals, and different desires than the world around us. Rather than participate in deeds of darkness, we expose them, and have a passion to share the good news of Christ’s redeeming sacrifice with others. And the fact that Jesus has returned is not a sign of God checking out, but rather his patience for all those who haven’t yet repented of their sins and trusted in Christ.” Here are the lyrics: 1. We belong to the day To the day that is to come When the night falls away And our Saviour will return For the glory of the King is in our hearts On that day we will be seen for what we are 2. We belong to the day … Continue reading We Belong to the Day – Free MP3 from Emu Music