Behold He comes
riding on the clouds
Shining like the sun
at the trumpet call
Lift your voice
it’s the year of Jubilee
Out of Zion’s hill
I want this. Like for serious. I want badass Jesus to blast that trumpet and come down and Thor it up and blast the bad guys. This song doesn’t imply that Jesus will come down and kick butt, but I think we all want Jesus to show up riding on the clouds and shining like the sun so that everybody will know that we were right all along.
But every time I hear that song it reminds me of this passage from Zechariah (that is quoted later regarding Jesus).
Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!
Lo, your king comes to you;
triumphant and victorious is he,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
He will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the war-horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall command peace to the nations;
his dominion shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
Remember that kings ride in on warhorses. They arrive in chariots and armored Cadillac limousines. But this king is different. This is Barack Obama driving into town in 1987 Plymouth Reliant station wagon. This is the pope driving a 1984 Renault 4.
This is one of my favorite passages in the whole Bible.
That is all.