Endless Alleluia - Cory Asbury
Within the 10-song release of the same name (Reckless Love), the title track and the track Endless Alleluia bookend the whole album. I had heard Endless Alleluia as the buzz around the rest of the project was building. When I first listened to it, I remember being immediately stirred and finding myself in a place of pure worship. That’s what great worship songs do and when it’s authentic, the Holy Spirit’s anointing is all over it.
Let our voices rise
Beyond that, Endless Alleluia tears me up because I know this life is short. I know we have these few moments, these few years of existence and then “poof”, it’s over. I can’t slow down time. I can’t hit the pause button. I can only move forward and live today as if it’s the last day of my life. By the time the bridge swells in, I’m a puddle on the floor as the reality of all of it hits me:
So beyond just a song this week, there is a charge. There is homework guys; sorry my kids are already back in school so we’re all in that mode haha! Here’s where you take this song or any song that resonates similarly: are you prepared to meet your Lord and Savior and to be in His presence for eternity? If you’re ready, the thought should be one of peace. Your spirit should be at rest knowing, whether today, tomorrow, next week, next year…or in 50 years, you are ready to meet Jesus.
Again just being honest, I haven’t always been there. I’ve clung tightly to this life. I’ve only wanted safety, security, a long healthy life with only the best…and then heaven. But I have come to accept and even have joy in the words of Paul: “To live is Christ, to die is gain.” This life is a blip on the scale of eternity. If this is all we live for and this is all there is, then why waste it on anything other than ourselves? But if heaven is real, if the scene around the throne is real, then that’s the reality I’m living for and planning for. And whenever I pass on, I’ll be in His presence raising an Endless Alleluia.