Back in the early 1990’s a few years after this album was released, the Dryden family caught up with what everyone had heard for years. That was the way, and it didn’t give me sleepless nights.
Also back in the day it was not unusual to take a song and see if you could sing it in a concert or other significant church event. I don’t know what possessed my siblings and I, but we had a stab at this back in the day. I don’t know what possessed us in the sense that this song and it’s lack of ending didn’t really suit us as siblings and our singing style. Nevertheless it was a super song, so we gave it a go.
Thankfully all these years later, older and possibly wiser, I can again listen to the tune and be mesmerised again by the style that at the time was cutting edge modern music, that was not about fitting traditional standards. The funk and feel of this tune and insistent guitar riff, gave the song the sense of urgency you were meant to get.
I want to be ready, is not a passive wishful thinking deal. It is a sense that not knowing the time of His arrival – indeed the great celebration – we don’t want to be caught out at His appearing. We want to be faithful. We want to be about our Father’s business. We want to be ready when Jesus comes. It is all the more pertinent now in this day and age than ever before.
We truly have no time to lose and no time to waste and especially no time for living in sin.