In PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace, a book I co-authored with Sojourn Community Church pastor Daniel Montgomery, we explain the biblical truth of “resurrecting grace.” What we mean by this is simply that all of us exist as spiritual zombies—the walking dead—until God’s resurrecting grace invades and enlivens our hearts:
“Spiritual zombies will never choose the gift of God for the same reason that prison escapees don’t show up voluntarily at police stations. It isn’t because convicted felons are incapable of locating their local law-enforcement agency. It’s because the police represent everything the convict wants to avoid. Ever since our expulsion from Eden, every human being has been a convicted corpse on the run from God’s reign. Apart from God’s single-handed gift of resurrecting grace, no human being will ever seek God because a death-defeating King who demands that we find our greatest joy in his Father’s fame is repulsive to the spiritually dead.” (PROOF chapter 3).
Songwriters Bobby and Kristen Gilles have written a new worship song inspired by these words from PROOF. It’s an honor to hear their creativity highlight the glorious truth of God’s resurrecting grace. We invite you to take a listen, letting these grace-infused lyrics wash over you so that you might better worship the God who brings life from death. Take a listen to “Awesome Is Your Power” and to the other music that Bobby and Kristen are creating. And may you be encouraged by the resurrecting, recreating, liberating grace of God!