Shaun Groves, prolific blogger and Dove Award-nominated softrocker, has done his singer/songwriter thing, writing and singing a beautiful and timely song. And even better? He’s offering it up for a free download.
You can listen here, but I strongly recommend downloading the song for your personal media device.
Here are Shaun’s thoughts about Kingdom Coming:
Jesus taught us to pray “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come…” (Matthew 6:9,10)
And the next part I overlooked until only recently. The next part of this model prayer reveals what the kingdom looks like, how it comes. “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Whenever God’s will is done below as it is above, God reigns and rules, He is king and His kingdom comes. Jesus called this “good news” (Mark 1:14,15).
The kingdom is good news for me because it means the days I have left on earth don’t have to be spent waiting to die and get to heaven, but instead they can be lived in such a way that heaven comes through me and gets to earth. Every day, every talent, minute, dollar, relationship – it’s all purposed. It’s all a gift to be spent bringing the kingdom, doing God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.
Jesus said the kingdom is also good news for the poor (Luke 4:18,19). “The bible is full of exclamations of God’s concern for the poor, his desire for them to be treated justly (Proverbs 19:7) and mercifully (Proverbs 18:23), for His people to give them equality (2 Corinthians 8:3-14).
Kingdom Coming released on election day 2008, as a reminder to me and Christians everywhere that our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20) and it spreads not by sword (John 18:36) but unlike the kingdoms of this world (Isaiah 40:21-24), the kingdom we serve has no borders and no flags and no end.
To the rich lacking purpose and the poor lacking hope, this is good news.
Have a listen and let us know what you think.