Songs for the Easter Season: All Things New

I read this last year around Easter:

“If Calvary means putting to death things in your life that need killing off if you are to flourish as a Christian and as a truly human being, then Easter should mean planting, watering, and training up things in your life (personal and corporate) that ought to be blossoming, filling the garden with color and perfume, and in due course bearing fruit. The forty days of the Easter season, until the ascension, ought to be a time to balance out Lent by taking something up, some new task or venture, something wholesome and fruitful and outgoing and self-giving.” —N. T. Wright

I’m still convinced that I regularly diminish the power and significance of Christ’s resurrection in my life and in the lives of those around me. Trevin Wax continued to pound that into my head again this year with his article, “Why Does Christmas Get a Season, But Easter Only a Day?” I’d like to join his chorus. I’ve dusted off and updated my Resurrection playlist. I would suggest you do the same.

I found the music of Andrew Peterson late, on his tenth studio album, Resurrection Letters, Volume Two. It’s a good thing we don’t listen to music on cassette tapes anymore. I would have worn this album out. Since discovering Resurrection Letters, I’ve devoured Andrew’s music. He has a great gift for writing insightful and incisive lyrics. And his quirky style means that my children don’t balk when I put on the Andrew Peterson playlist in the van.

All Things New

One of the first songs that caught my attention from the album is “All Things New”, and that was before my world was rocked. I have needed to hear this message of hope more than ever these last few years. The is the hope that the resurrection of Jesus brings.

The stories are true
That Jesus makes all things new
The dawn is upon you

Rise up, oh you sleeper
Awake, the light of the dawn is upon you
Rise up, oh you sleeper
Awake, he makes all things new
All things new





One response to “Songs for the Easter Season: All Things New”

  1. Tania Berthault

    Thanks, Tim, for such a great reflection and challenge over this Easter season. God’s grace always brings me back down on my knees in prayers of gratitude for undeserved mercy. Thank you for this great reminder!