One of my favourite times of the day is in the early morning.

I love watching the first rays of light pierce the darkened sky, how dawn breaks through with unstoppable light.

I love life because I live in my Father’s world, and He gives each of us – His beloved sons and daughters – precious gifts to impact and light up the world.

These thoughts were what I had in mind as I wrote “Arise”. It’s a song about how each of us are chosen by Father God to represent Him to everyone we encounter – to light the world up.

We’ve been anointed to bring good news to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and bring freedom to prisoners – to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord!

My heart is moved for Singapore and it’s one of the reasons I relocated back home after being away for some years. We don’t all know it – but we are truly blessed.

The old has passed: Old ways, old thinking, old successes.

God is doing a new thing in us, and in the world. A new season has dawned. It’s time to arise and shine!