I have taken this title from a line in the popular song by Brook Fraser called, “Hosanna”. It has been my privilege over these last many years to work with amazing young Christian teens and adults who are living their lives for Christ. Every summer they come to camp as dish washers, service staff, cabin leaders, SALT staff, leadership staff and volunteers. They live out in front of the campers and each other what it is to be a Christ follower. Everyone expects me to tell them about living for Jesus and that has some impact, but the real example comes from leaders who are a few years ahead of them in life. We see an amazing impact of these younger every summer on the lives of campers and SALTers. They make a faith decision or get quite serious about their faith, no longer living their parents faith. It is a great sight to see indeed.
I was recently reminded that most great movements began with students. They’re not waiting for others to lead. They’re taking a step out and follow God by being ALL IN!!! They’re listening to Biblical preaching, worshiping passionately, praying relentlessly, caring practically, and reaching out to the world around them intentionally. Indeed they have taught me about worship as well.
I see the king of glory
Coming down the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes
I see his love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing
Hosanna in the highest
I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a new revival
Staring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart for what is yours
Everything I am for your kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity
This is what God IS calling ALL of us to do!