Over 13,000 people descended on Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for a powerful evening of praise and worship featuring some of today’s best-known Christian leaders including John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Keith and Kristyn Getty.
The event, part of the Sing! 2019 Getty Music Worship Conference, kicked off with performances from hosts the Gettys, alongside a 1,000 voice choir and many world instrumentalists.
In her first public appearance since announcing she’s cancer-free, Joni and Friends founder Joni Eareckson Tada shared her hope of Heaven before leading attendees in the acapella singing of the hymn “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.”
“In Heaven, I will be free,” Tada told attendees. “I will be free to jump up, dance, kick, do aerobics, and though I’m sure Jesus will be delighted to watch me rise up on tiptoe, there’s something I plan to do that might please Him more. If possible, at some point before the party gets going, at some point before the guests are invited to the wedding supper of the lamb, the first thing I plan to do on resurrected legs is to drop on grateful, glorified knees. I will quietly kneel before the Lord…and give a sacrifice.”
“It will be my last opportunity to give heartfelt thanks to the Lord Jesus for the grace He gave year after year when my hands were limp and useless and my feet couldn’t walk,” she continued. “It will be a sacrifice of paralyzed praise. After a moment of kneeling before Jesus, I shall spring to my feet and stretch my arms wide…no more shriveled hands, no more atrophied muscles, no more toes that can’t wiggle.”
Tada declared that the resurrection will mean that “Jesus will have satisfied divine wrath, defeated death,” and “pried Satan’s fingers off planet Earth.”
“It will mean the power not to sin, and the power to have hope,” she said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett