I don't think I've ever really listened to these words before today. I've heard this song over and over for the past few years and at best I thought it was a great bad with a good message. Get up and move. Don't just stay there. Get up and move; do something. This could be, as I'm sure it has been, interpreted as a mere song of inspiration. "Take charge of your life!" "Now is the day!" But I heard something more. Something real. Something attainable. Something Christ-like. I don't hear just a song of inspiration. I hear a redemption song.
Yes, the cry in the chorus of the song is begging us to move. Crying for us to get up and make changes. The changes however have already been made. What this bunch of melody makers is trying to get us to see is that we have to accept what has already been done. Christ our redeemer has come. Salvation is here! He has taken care of our biggest problem. He has made us free. It's already done. We are free. Free indeed. The cage door to the sin we were held in has been unlocked and removed from its hinges. Walk through the door. Christ is the door. He has made a way out for you and me. I dare you to move! I dare you to recall to your mind the good news and believe it. I dare you to move. "Where can you run to escape from yourself?" I dare you to believe all that God says of you. I dare you to let go of what the past has said of you. I dare you to move!