For those of you who missed it here is my summation of the Friday night concert. (Imagine a series of notes fluttering around the quoted texts. My computer skills do not allow me to do that.)
Reality doesn’t hit. When one hundred- forty young people enter the sanctuary from three separate doors singing as they come: “Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ, our head and cornerstone,” The entire assembly of five hundred joins with them, and reality reaches out and clutches, firmly and completely.
“Ni wangu. Milele, Yesu wangu.”
“He is mine. Forever and ever, Jesus is mine.” Reality digs deeper. Reality eradicates distractions and forces a focus on Jesus, forever.
“Know me as the Lamb of God.” Here reality destroys any vestige of self. The secret place of the heart is revealed; sin blackened, blood bought.
“He dies, He is risen, He will return.” Reality disintegrates the devil, the world, and the flesh. It pulls our heads from the clouds, the wisps of vapor and vanity that constitute this finite earth. Reality plants our feet on the firm and undying Foundation.
Get real, get Life.
“Christ is our cornerstone. Milele, Yesu Wangu.”
Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, Seminary
May 18, 2012