“His legacy is… sending out pastors to more unreached parts of Mexico.” – Matt Fuqua from The Afters speaking about his Grandfather
What do you crave most?
Perhaps you could really appreciate an ice cream cone right now, or maybe you’re desperate for a loved-one’s embrace. How does it feel to long for something? Does your body ache for it? Do you tremble with anticipation, or pure need? Do you feel hollow, or dizzy with desire?
What do you do to quench that craving?
As a Christian, you’ve probably felt a longing. It’s likely you’ve been acquainted with your soul’s plea for heaven, for peace, for God. And, arguably, the moment Believers strive for is that day when you stand before the God of the Universe and He speaks the words you have craved: “Well done.”
But how do you become a “good and faithful servant” who hears those marvelous words when their time comes? The answer may be complex, but The Afters share a story of how their song “Well Done” was inspired by someone they’re sure will receive the honor of those words.
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.”
– Psalm 63:1-8