“Come Stand in the Light…”

Most of you may not realize that my full-time job is actually in church communications and am actually a Regional Network Coordinator for the Center for Church Communications. I fully believe in God’s use of creativity, media and communications in carrying out His message in the Church and beyond.

I was able to attend Echo (a church media conference) with a couple of co-workers last week. During worship at the main sessions the worship leader Jon Abel led Matt Maher’s “Christ is Risen”. This is not a new song, but it has quickly become one of my favorites.

The song is adapted in part by 1 Corinthians 15:55-58, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers (sisters), stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

One of the evening sessions began with the following video version of the song. For me the use of a great song in conjunction with an engaging video totally sold it. And I don’t mean that in a trite way. But truly… as an example of creativity and technology coming together with purpose.

I was so happy to find the exact video on youtube to show you here. I really hope God speaks mightily through it to you as He did me.

By Crystal Renaud

Crystal Renaud is the Founder & Executive Director of WHOLE Women Ministries whose projects include Dirty Girls Ministries and WHOLE Women’s Conference. She is also the author of Dirty Girls Come Clean (Moody Publishers), a speaker and student who lives in the Kansas City area. Follow @crystalrenaud on Twitter and visit her website for info on coaching and speaking at http://crystalrenaud.com.

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