“Another Time, Another Place” – Christian Song

What’s wrong with this song?  Musically, nothing.  It’s musically magnificent: well-written, well-orchestrated, and well-sung by Wayne Watson and Sandi Patty.

What’s wrong with song is its lyrical emphasis on the future, to the neglect of the present.  We are to seek Jesus’ glorious face in the present…not the future.  Indeed, our future in heaven will be wonderful, but the kingdom of God is here and now.  Behold now the Lamb of God (John 1:29) and, through that process, be transformed from your sinfulness into His righteousness (Matthew 1:21; Acts 3:26; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

If you do not behold Jesus’ face now in this world, you will not have the power to resist temptation and pursue God’s approval and glory.  Don’t wait until after this life to live in His presence; do it now!

“Look unto Me and be ye saved”  – Isaiah 45:22


One Reply to ““Another Time, Another Place” – Christian Song”

  1. It’s such a curious quandry Christians are placed into. We desire what will come. And we know our desire will find fulfillment. For the One who promised cannot lie. Yet we are faced with the daunting task of bringing the future to ground level in the now. I’ve heard some say that Christians are coming into trouble because they have not looked long enough into the promises of the future. These people say that if we keep our eyes locked on what is to come we will be less likely to stumble here. There is a lot of truth to that. But only “a lot”. The other side of our situation is that we are required to set our feet on the same paths the wicked walk (speaking litterally, not spiritually). We walk among them. And from their perception, we are not unlike them.

    I guess it comes down to personal and witness. I keep my eyes on the promised coming. While I watch very closely that the witness I give is as solid as I can make it. Regardless. To Christ Jesus is all glory, as we work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Jesus has promised future glory for those who love Him and are called by His name. But He has also promised present glory for all who would serve Him with earnest hearts.

    By His Grace.

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