Posted by: JennyRain | March 5, 2010

I Will Rise: Jessica and Scott

Walking out of my devotional time today, my heart began singing “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin, so I came back to my office to listen to it and realized for the first time how incredibly meaningful the words were because of the story they tell…

I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin

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There’s a peace I’ve come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There’s an anchor for my soul
I can say “It is well”

As I listened to it, I began thinking of my friend Jessica West. She will be married tomorrow to her best friend Scott Judkins.

Their story is such a testament to the power of God to literally move mountains, conquer the chains of the past, and create something new and beautiful by the coming together of two people desperately and passionately in love with the Creator of the Universe.

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

I listened to the song and envisioned Jess in her white dress… a beautiful, smiling bride walking toward her sweet Warrior groom Scott.

Scott, standing strong, proud, and tall looking at nothing but his bride…. waiting in joyous hope for the life they are to have together.

And as they meet and grasp hands to walk forward together… I see them from the back, alternately gazing at each other and looking into the future at the wonderful marriage God is creating.

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles’ wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise… I will rise

Theirs is a story of Christ’s victory… Theirs is a story of falling on their faces before God in passionate worship… a surrender that involves all of who they are for all of who God is…because they know that God is Worthy.

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
       “Worthy is the Lamb”
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
               “Worthy is the Lamb”
                          “Worthy is the Lamb”

 

I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin

Click here to play song

There’s a peace I’ve come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There’s an anchor for my soul
I can say “It is well”

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

[Chorus:]
And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles’ wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise… I will rise

There’s a day that’s drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

[Chorus]

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,

       “Worthy is the Lamb”

And I hear the cry of every longing heart,

       “Worthy is the Lamb”

        “Worthy is the Lamb”

 

Love you guys! We’ll be praying and can’t wait to see what God will do tomorrow during your very special day!

Please keep Jess & Scott in prayer tomorrow for their wedding!

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  1. i’ve always loved that song.

    so excited for jess’s big day tomorrow! i’ll be throwing rice down in the ATL!


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