The Bible says in Ephesians 5:19 that Christians should speak in “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Why? Because these written words combined with melody provide inspiration, motivation, and sometimes reminders to the Christian. And because these songs also contain parts of Scripture, they may help provide the emotional and spiritual strength that Christians often need in order to continue.
“One Day (When We All Get to Heaven)” by Matt Redman clearly exemplifies this purpose. The catchy melody paired with the chorus of the famous hymn does not only result in a musical masterpiece – it’s the lines that really leave an impact on the hearer.
The song talks about all the things that would happen when Christ returns once again and takes those who have believed and trusted in His name. As written in 1 Corinthians 15 and 1 Thessalonians 4 where Paul illustrated how everything will take place.
The purpose of the song is to supplement the meaning of the original hymn in encouraging the Christian to put his hope not on earthly things, but on things above. Heaven is something every believer should look forward to, and the song clearly paints a portrait of what would happen when we arrive there. No more sicknesses, life struggles and everything else that make this life difficult and miserable for the Christian.
If you know you are saved by grace, try singing or listening to this song once in a while. It can definitely fan that spark of hope.
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