A while back, this song came into my life. Through it’s simplistic words, I am comforted and challenged. In its melodic tone, I am calmed and stirred to action as well.
It is a statement of desperation that life is crushing in on me. It’s a worshipful cry of surrender. It’s a plea for God to work. It’s a lesson of what if it takes some times to create new works, to rid ourselves of the old ways in lieu of God’s ways.
And all of this is chilling.
I mean, who want to be pressed down? Who wants to be crushed? Yet sometimes, that’s what it takes.
We are crushed, but not defeated ….
We are persecuted, but not forsaken …
And may the life of Jesus be seen in us. His live, His light, His grace. Make me your vessel, oh Lord.
NEW WINE ….
In the crushing
In the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil I now surrender
You are breaking new ground
So I yield to You and to Your careful hand
When I trust You I don’t need to understand
Make me Your vessel
Make me an offering
Make me whatever You want me to be
I came here with nothing
But all You have given me
Jesus bring new wine out of me
Where there is new wine
There is new power
There is new freedom
The Kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today
New Wine. See the video here. Words and Music by Brooke Ligertwood.