You Reign Above it All!

I want to post a song that’s been one of my favorites lately. It’s from Paul and Hannah McClure. I think it really can speak to us during this time when our circumstances seem so overwhelming, because regardless of what’s going on in our lives, remember that Jesus reigns above it all, and you and I are in Him!

It’s easy to forget this when we’re in the middle of it, when we see so many suffering and when our lives have been so disrupted. It’s easy to think that this current Coronavirus pandemic will last forever, but this too shall pass. And our life is not conditioned by our circumstances but by our union with Christ in heavenly places.

Thinking about this reminded me of what Paul told the Colossian church:

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Col.3:1-3 NASB*)

Your true life is hidden in Christ, dear reader. And the chorus of this song reminds us that regardless of what we may be facing in this life, He reigns above it all!

You reign above it all
You reign above it all
Over the universe
And over every heart
There is no higher name
Jesus You reign above it all

In case we’ve forgotten, there’s no higher name than the name of Jesus! And whatever name we may give our circumstances, or any other thing in heaven and earth, they are far beneath where we live in Him.

If only we could see things as they actually are. How different our outlook would be! This is what Paul wanted us to know:

18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Eph.1:18-22 NASB*)

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. (Eph.2:6-7 NIV*)

So, not only does Christ reign above it all, you are in Him, and so you were meant to reign above it all!

I’m reminded of a prophetic promise from Isaiah for such a time as this:

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
    and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
    and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your dawn. (Isa.60:1-3 NIV)

Beloved, it’s time to shake off fear and shine! We weren’t meant to live bewildered in darkness and confusion; we were meant to be a light shining in the darkness, because Jesus is shining in us, as the first verse of this song declares:

The reign of darkness now has ended
In the kingdom of light
In the kingdom of light
Forever under Your dominion
You’re the King of my life
You’re the King of my life

Yes! Jesus is the King of our lives and He’s brought us into His Kingdom of light. So, let this song be an anthem exalting Jesus and bringing His light and hope and love to a world stuck in darkness and confusion and fear.

Because He’s in you, you shall reign with Him above it all. Amen.

Reign Above it All
By Ethan Hulse | Hannah McClure | Jess Cates | Paul McClure
© 2019 One Skylight Music (Admin. by Amplified Administration LLC)
Be Essential Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)
EGH Music Publishing (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)
Bethel Music Publishing
* All emphasis added.

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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11 Responses to You Reign Above it All!

  1. Myth says:

    Such a lovely positive post! ☀️

  2. Cindy Powell says:

    Great song! Don’t know how I missed it but I’d never heard it. Love it! Thank you! Some of my very favorite passages of Scripture too. Glad I wondered over for the first time in what seems like almost forever 😉

  3. thetearwiper says:

    Wow. You found something that touches and heals. Thank you Mel.
    Here’s something I thought that can be shared with some others wondering where their healing will come from.

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