New Witnesses

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God is doing a new thing in the millennial generation through his witnesses.

In a contemplative and reflective frame of mind, I was trying to discern what God is doing across this land. For example, a decade ago, during the financial crisis that led to the Great Recession, I happened upon a series of sermons on holiness by David Platt. I knew God was working with a new generation.

Now, in the midst of a very noisy culture, I asked God the same question again: What are you doing across this land? Delightfully, I am discovering that God is already doing new things from the arts, to calling, to declarations. He is doing something new!

When we participate in worship, we are greeted with lyrics with different depth. Consider the following smattering of samples from a group of 30 years olds…

Lord you search me, how you know me You perceive my every thought from afar In all my wandering, still you love meKing of glory you pursue my anxious heartEven when I'm not, you're faithfulEven when I doubt your truth holdsEven when I'm lost you won't let me goWhen my heart is dry your grace flowsNo matter where I run, I'm not far from homeYea, I may be weak but you're ableEven when I'm not, you're faithfulEven when I'm not, you're faithful (Eric Neider—Faithful)

In the morning when I rise to meet YouIn the morning when I lift my eyesYou're the only One I wanna cling toYou're the first thought on my mindLet our voices riseAll creation criesSinging out an endless alleluia from this moment onJoin with Heaven's song Singing out an endless alleluia!In the moments where You go unnoticed in the ordinary day to dayCountless miracles of life around us Point like arrows to Your name (Cory Asbury—Endless Alleluia)

And every knee will bow in a great surrenderAnd …

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