Spine Tingling Moment

In the two years since I’ve been attending Everyday Champions Church, I’ve had many moments, where you just know you’ve experienced something, sometimes you can’t explain, just like the first time I sat in a service on 1st April 2012, that day I didn’t really know what was happening, I knew as I listened to the service that I knew I had found the place I needed to be, I had stopped drinking just a three days before and really was then just looking to find myself.  That morning I cried on at least three occasions and felt something inside, something that I couldn’t explain, it felt a little scary, but at the same time it felt comforting in a moment of my own pain.

Since then I’ve had many such experiences, some were great feelings and moments, others were painful to take, but powerful all the same.

But all of those moments have been personal, just me experiencing them and just my actions and feelings.

Yet this morning, I had one of those moments, but this time it was different, so different.

As part of our Resurrection Sunday service, our Worship team put on a performance of the song Man Of Sorrows, from my vantage point on my platform behind the camera, I had a great view of the whole church, sat watching the great performance our band were putting on for them, then midway through the song, something happened that gave me one of those spine tingling moments and almost drew a tear from my eye.

It took just one person, one person to stand and raise their hands and almost immediately and at once the whole Church stood to their feet, raised their hands and their voices, at that moment it just felt electric.  Apart from the band, I probably had the best view, but it really was a moment of amazing worship, as the whole Church rose to give thanks for Christ’s sacrifice for us upon the Cross.

From that point onwards, their seemed to be just an amazing atmosphere within the building, probably the best that I every experienced in the Church, apart from the day of my Baptism, but that was an amazing personal buzz, not one where everyone just seemed to give their everything in praise and worship.

Man of sorrows Lamb of God
By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused
Beaten mocked and scorned
Bowing to the Father’s will
He took a crown of thorns

Oh that rugged cross
My salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out
Praise and honour unto Thee

Sent of heaven God’s own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree

Now my debt is paid
It is paid in full
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled

Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed

See the stone is rolled away
Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised
He’s risen from the grave

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