Today as we were singing, I was struck by the following words.

“Like the rising sun that shines
From the darkness comes a light
I hear Your voice and this is my Awakening”

It is only the voice of Jesus that can awaken our soul. He alone can rouse us from our slumber. He has the words of life. He is calling us to be fully alive, not half hearted.

I thought of the story of Jesus raising Lazurus from the dead.

John 11:11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”

Jesus woke him up alright. He brought him back to life!!!

I know Jesus is the Ressurection and the Life. And I know that all those who trust Jesus will live with him forever. And I know that will be a glorious day.

But I believe Jesus is calling us to be fully alive now.

Full of life.
Full of Joy.
Full of adventure.
Full of song.

Let 2012 a year of awakening.

Awake my soul and sing,