In Luke 19, the time has finally come for Jesus to enter Jerusalem one last time and trigger the events that would ultimately lead to his crucifixion and later, his resurrection. This “triumphal entry” is a fulfillment of prophecy as the true King rides into the capital city and home of the temple. He rides in on a humble donkey but his disciples and others line the streets waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna! Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” As you can imagine, this was a pretty bold thing to say in the current political climate. So some of the Pharisees shout to Jesus that he needs to rebuke these disciples and get them to stop saying things like that. Jesus responds in verse 40, “I tell you, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” That verse pumps me up – Jesus is telling these religious leaders that the very creation itself will praise Him – the firstborn of that creation and the one who holds it together.
One of the things I decided to do on my latest album was include a couple of cover songs – songs I recorded that were written by other people. The first one that came to mind was “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave. I first performed this song at my church over two years ago and I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a bigger response to a song that I’ve done – not in terms of applause, but in terms of people talking about how much the song means to them. In other words, it had little to do with me and everything to do with what a powerful song this is.
My latest album, Victorious, hit stores today! (I realize that is an anachronistic expression – but it sounded better than “hit the internet”) I will be featuring the songs of Victorious from time to time over the next month or so, but you can stream them all by hitting the “Albums” tab at the top of the screen. Of course, I hope that you will support me by buying my music at this link.
I’m very pleased to announce that my latest album, entitled “Victorious,” will be released to the public next Friday, May 27th! The album will contain two cover songs, “Redeemed” and “Great Are You Lord,” along with four original songs written by me:
All for Your Glory
Praise the Lord
Today is the Day