Soul Crescendo

Soul Crescendo

by Carolyn Majoran

Soul Crescendo was birthed out of my love for God as well as music that lifts up His name. While my musical taste may be somewhat eclectic, I pray you will find the blogs shared here to be an encouragement to you. Let the simple truths of God’s greatness and the music that brings Him glory be a balm to your soul. To Him be the glory always.

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  • You Came (Lazarus) - Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

    You stood outside my grave
    With tears still on Your face
    I heard You say my name
    My night was turned to day

    You came,I knew that You would come
    You sang,my heart it woke up
    I’m not afraid, I seeYour face, Iam alive
    You came, I knew that You would come

    You said death’s only sleeping
    With one word my heart was beating
    I rose up from my grave
    My fear was turned to faith

    You are a miracle-working God
    You are a miracle-working God
    You are a miracle-working God
    You are a miracle-working God
    You are a miracle-working God
    You are a miracle-working God

    You turn my fear into faith
    You raise me up from the grave

    You came, yeah You came, yeah You came
    I knew You would come

    John 11:43: “Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

    Ephesians 2:4-5: “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”

    You Came (Lazarus) by Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

    I love the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead. The details show the perfect blend of Christ’s humanity and divinity. Jesus arrives to a scene of mourning people as Lazarus has been dead for days. Mary and Martha are saddened that He didn’t arrive sooner to heal their brother. Christ joins in their weeping, prays to His father and then calls Lazarus to arise from the dead. Can you picture being there witnessing such a miracle?

    When I encounter trials in my life, I find I am much like Mary and Martha and question the Lord, “why?” Why do I have to endure this inconvenient circumstance? Why, when He is all powerful, doesn’t He put an end to my suffering? Why can’t He do a miracle for me? But, the story of Lazarus shows me that there is always a purpose, always something I can learn throughout my trials.

    This song, You Came (Lazarus) by Jonathan David & Melissa Helser, is a beautiful change of perspective – Lazarus’. It provides a picture of great faith in knowing that Christ will come and will bring about new life.

    While listening to this song, I can’t help but be reminded of our salvation story.  With lyrics like, “My night was turned to day” and “With one word my heart was beating”, our turning from death to life is evident. Christ did call each of us out of the grave – the grave we were born into because of the Fall. We were born dead in our sin until Christ’s call to be made new woke us up from our eternal slumber.

    2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Let us live our lives as the new creations that we are. We have been given new life. I can’t imagine Lazarus wanting to return to his grave after Christ brought him back to life. I’m sure he wasn’t thinking how comfortable his tomb was and desiring to remain in it’s darkness. Likewise, when we have been called to new life by the Almighty God, let us abandon the patterns of sin and live our new life of freedom.

    We have a miracle-working God. The greatest miracle we can experience is having our dead soul brought to life in Him. I pray that each of you will reflect on your Lazarus story with thanksgiving for all that you have been saved from and for what you have been saved for.