Awake Devotional: A 5-Day Devotional By Hillsong Worship

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

 In the darkness we were waiting 

Without hope, without light

Till from heaven You came running

There was mercy in Your eyes 

King of Kings

Words and Music by Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood & Jason Ingram

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There is no doubt - we all began in darkness. In fact, the earth itself was covered in darkness,  until the Creator came and spoke light and breathed life into His creation. 

Today, God is still breathing life into dead things. Our kind Saviour is still bringing light to dark places, hope to hopeless situations, possibility to impossible circumstances. But before we entered His light, we were in darkness. And before we knew true life, we were destined for death. And before coming awake, we were asleep. The Bible puts it like this: “You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins.” Colossians 2.13 (NIV)

Earlier this year our Senior Pastor, Bobbie Houston, asked the question “Do you remember the day the lights went on?” What about you? Do you remember the day you found salvation, and the weight of sin lifted off you? The day that from heaven, Jesus came running with mercy in His eyes? Ready to awaken you to all of the hope, grace, peace and joy that is life with Jesus Christ.

It is our prayer that you would remember that moment. That as you listen to the songs from this new album, the lyrics would remind you that you were once in darkness but have been brought into the light – illuminated now to illuminate others.


Dear Heavenly Father, through Your Holy Spirit – remind me again of that moment when the lights went on. Remind me today of Your kindness and compassion towards me, and may I walk in the mercy and grace bestowed on me in order to bestow it upon others. Thank You for the gift of Your light.

In Jesus Name



King of Kings, Awake, 2019