In this guest blog, Luke Wareham talks about the message behind the song 'Glimpse', and why it's so important this Christmas.
My name is Luke Wareham, I am a singer/songwriter and worship leader in Bristol and have recently released a new song 'Glimpse' with my friends Rachel Mason and Matt Caddick. 'Glimpse' is based on how when we see Jesus everything changes and at this time of uncertainty, as we go into the Advent season, we need this kind of hope more than ever.
Matthew, in the New Testament, uses the verb worship more frequently than any other New Testament writer, apart from the final book of Revelation in our bibles. People overwhelmed in the presence of Jesus bring their worship. When Matthew wrote his account about Jesus he began and finished it with people worshipping Jesus. He bookends his gospel with references to people worshipping Jesus. With holy awe, focused attention, a humble attitude, with physical actions and in everlasting anticipation they worship Jesus. A life, a will, a heart, a mind, a body bowed in adoration as they move towards Jesus in holy awe and worship.
Matthew 2 v 9 - After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.
Matthew 28 v 8 - The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message. 9 And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him.
16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him - but some of them doubted!
We wrote these lyrics as an overflow of our worship to Jesus -
Overwhelmed by Jesus
Overcome with love
A glimpse of you my Saviour
Captivates this heart
Jesus I worship you
Jesus I adore you
What else can I do
But bow and worship you
All my life I live
In honour of my king
This is the only right response we can make to the Jesus of Christmas and Easter.
My prayer is that the song would speak into your life and help you to encounter Jesus as you worship. The bridge of the song proclaims ‘What else can I do but bow and worship you? All my life I live in honour of my King’ and my hope is that as you worship through this song a touch from Jesus would change your mindsets at this tough time. I really do believe that when we see Jesus everything changes.