Prayerful song looks with hope to Christ’s coming
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The Vigil Projectjust keeps getting better and better. Earlier this year they brought you a series of songsfor Lent and Easter, and now they are offering a series of songs and prayer resourcesto accompany you throughout Advent and Christmas.
Their latest release, “Savior of the World,” featuring John Finch, is especially moving. It expresses the longing that is at the center of the Advent season. Finch shared with Cecilia the inspiration behind the song:
“As we journey closer to the birth of the Christ-child at Christmas, we wait with anticipation and desperation.
Scripture says, ‘At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life’ (Titus 3:3-7).
In a world that offers doubt, we have a God who brings hope. In a world full of deceit, we have a God who brings truth. He’s the Hope we long for, the peace we need and the one who authors our salvation. Our God didn’t come to save himself, He came with a specific purpose; to save us all and bring us home to His son, Jesus, the Savior of the World.”
To purchase hard copies of the Vigil Project’s albums and to receive free prayer resources and reflections to accompany the music, head to their website. And stay tuned to Ceciliafor all of their releases this Advent.