You’ve done well, my good and faithful son.

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It’s 2:30am, and my friend Courtney and I are working on last-minute preparations for a memorial service here in Franklin, Tennessee. Honestly, the term “memorial service” seems so empty when thinking about David Lipscomb. He was, and remains, a man of true character and integrity – a man who passionately loved Jesus and allowed that love to command his life. So we are really working on a celebration – a homecoming – in the most real of all ways. And I must admit, I’m a bit jealous. David now stands in Glory, unfettered by the chains of this fallen world. He has truly been made fully alive. Wow.

This song became David’s theme during his journey with cancer. It was sung tonight by The Afters at a special private benefit concert, and will be sung again in just a few short hours. The words pierce to the core.

Wait

Wait, I can hardly wait
To look into Your face
When the world disappears into Your eyes

Wait, I can hardly wait
To hear Your sweet voice say
You’ve done well, my good and faithful son

Breathe, I can hardly breathe
In anticipation
Waiting for the day to come
When You will shine on me

Wait, I can hardly wait
To bow down at Your feet
Kiss the scars that bore my sins away

I can hardly breathe
In anticipation
Waiting for the day to come
When You will shine on me
Wait, I can hardly wait

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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