This post is from February 2006 and represents my thoughts on one of my all time favorite worship songs, "We Fall Down" by Chri Tomlin. Happy worshipping!
Have you ever thought of what you will do when you come face to face with Jesus someday? I'm sure that anyone who has ever listened to the words of the popular Mercy Me song entitled "I Can Only Imagine" has played the scene out in their minds. I know I have.
Today's song reflection is on "We Fall Down" by Chris Tomlin. It is such a simple song, but the words and music almost always bring a tear to my eye. I pray that my humble thoughts presented here can give anyone who reads this a richer worship experience. May God bless you!
We fall down, we lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus;
The greatness of mercy and love, at the feet of Jesus.
And we cry holy, holy, holy,
And we cry holy, holy, holy,
And we cry holy, holy, holy is the Lamb.
We Fall Down...
The bible says at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord (Phil 2:10-11). We will all give an account of ourselves to God (Ro 14:11). Talking about everyone else is one thing, but what about me? What will I do when I finally see Jesus face to face? Being a Christian, I'm not fearing that day, but I am still awestruck. Somehow, I don't see myself falling down at His feet, but I bet I lower myself down pretty fast! I doubt I could stand in front of my Lord and Savior looking into His tender eyes knowing how selfishly I've lived my life at times. I doubt I could stand in front of Jesus dry-eyed, seeing for myself the scars in His hands while realizing once again that those scars were my fault. Could you? Yes, I think I would be probably be face down until I was told to look up.
We Lay Our Crowns...
Oh, the crowns. The heavenly rewards we receive for service to God. I won't go into all of the different kinds mentioned in the bible. Suffice it to say, that they represent the only thing we have to give to God - our lives of service to and adoration of Him. What a picture in this song of laying our lives at Jesus' feet, giving back to Him everything that we have been given. Am I giving enough of my life now so that I will have something to give back to Him then?
At the Feet of Jesus...
Face down on the ground, at Jesus' feet. That is where I will be on that day. Jesus' disciples, upon seeing Him as resurrected for the first time "held him by the feet, and worshipped him." (Mt 28:9). Perhaps the most memorable picture of someone at Jesus' feet was when the woman sinner, wiped Jesus' feet with her tears. Let's take a look.
And behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. (Luke 7:37-38)
I won't have the ointment, but I bet I'll have the tears. Does your love for Jesus compare with hers?
The Greatness of Mercy and Love...
To me, the gifts that I can bring to Jesus from my life and service to Him came only from his great mercy and love for me. Only through Him, using His gifts with love to others, will I have a "crown" to lay at His feet.
And We Cry Holy, Holy, Holy...
Speechless, facedown and tearful, that is probably what I will be when I finally meet my Lord. I doubt I will be saying "Holy, holy, holy" to anyone. I think I might just leave that up to the other "creatures" spoken of in John's vision shown in Revelation 4. I will be letting my words be few! What about you?
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him: and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for they pleasure they are and were created.
Janna Rust is a Life Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them. For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.