Why We Sing: Marvelous Light

A good song is like a good story, it should take you somewhere.

 

As the story of Acts takes us through the journey of the early church and it’s members, it is appropriate for our family to connect and celebrate with like-minded songs.  Enter, Marvelous Light, by Ellie Holcomb.

The Book of Acts is witness to many glorious transformations, like frightened Peter, ruthless Saul, and the uninformed Ethiopian Eunuch…  We see over and over again how God steps into the darkness that is one person’s story, and transforms it from the inside-out into a vibrant display of light and color, the likes of which brings a life-altering joy and freedom that was previously unknown.

Three weeks ago we celebrated this very thing with two baptisms!  Praise God that He is faithful to continue to work among us!

 

And so we sing of His glorious transforming power with these words:

I am not who I once was

Defined by all the things I've done

Afraid my shame would be exposed

Afraid of really being known

But then you gave my heart a home

 

So I walked out of the darkness and into the light

From fear of shame into the hope of life

Mercy called my name and made a way to fly

Out of the darkness and into the light

 

With years of keeping secrets safe

Wondering if I could change

'Cause when you're hiding all alone

Your heart can turn into a stone

And that's not the way I want to go

 

So I walk out of the darkness and into the light

From fear of shame into the hope of life

Mercy called my name and made a way to fly

Out of the darkness and into the light

 

There's no place I would rather be

Your light is Marvelous

Your light is Marvelous

You have come to set us free

You are Marvelous

Your light is Marvelous, to me

 

So maybe next time we sing this song together, remember the faithfulness of God that is woven throughout history, and of which, you are a part.

 

You can check out Marvelous Light on Ellie Holcomb’s website: http://www.ellieholcomb.com