In Exile by Thrice

I don’t usually post videos and songs on here, but this is a favorite of mine. In my opinion, Thrice is one of the best bands around right now and they have been for years. This song perfectly describes our awkward place in this world, how we’re longing for our true home and wandering this earth for just a while, without getting too comfortable, until we’re with Christ in eternity. Check out the video and the lyrics below and I also encourage check out some more of Thrice’s stuff if you never have.

I am an exile – a sojourner; A citizen of some other place.
All I’ve seen is just a glimmer in a shadowy mirror,
But I know one day I’ll see face to face.

I am a nomad – a wanderer; I have nowhere to lay my head down.
There’s no point in putting roots too deep when I’m moving on.
I’m not settling for this unsettling town.

My heart is filled with songs of forever –
Of a city that endures, where all is made new.
I know I don’t belong here; I’ll never
Call this place my home, I’m just passing through.

I am a pilgrim – a voyager; I won’t rest until my lips touch the shore –
Of the land that I’ve been longing for as long as I’ve lived,
Where there’ll be no pain or tears anymore.


A Glimpse of Christ

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
All things were created through Him,
and apart from Him not one thing was created
that has been created.
Life was in Him,
and that life was the light of men.
That light shines in the darkness,
yet the darkness did not overcome it.

-John 1:1 – 5 (HCSB)

I was reading the first chapter of John yesterday and was brought to a stop upon reading these first few verses. Almost as if to see Christ in a new light, in a way had never recognized before. It makes sense that one would see Christ in a new light while reading John considering this Gospel account was written to Christians who lost sight of the true Christ, Lord of all.

This is Christ in eternity past and essentially His nature while on this earth and until forever. He was with the Father at the creation of the world, in fact the creation of the world and all things therein was done through Him. Through Christ, God the Father decided to extend their triune community that would express what the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit shared together before time.

This is nothing more than a glimpse. As I’ve said in a recent post, Christ’s riches are too vast and far too deep to ever fully comprehend while on this earth. Yet this glimpse that John gives us at the beginning of his Gospel speaks volumes concerning the Eternal purpose of God.