But I am not so old (yet) that I have eschewed learning and enjoying the contemporary praise songs that are popular today. One of my very, very favorites that never fails to elicit a response from me of hands raised in adoration is Robin Mark's "The Days of Elijah." The chorus goes like this:
Behold he comes
Riding on a cloud
Shining like the sun
At the trumpet's call
Lift your voice
It's the year of jubilee
Out of Zion's hill salvation comes
This line makes my voice crack nearly every time I sing it: "It's the year of jubilee."
Would you believe that though I was raised in a denomination that strongly emphasizes knowing Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments, that it wasn't until I was thirty-one years old that I learned anything about The Year of Jubilee? And all that I know about it now I didn't learn in church.
I learned the meaning of the Year of Jubilee from Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw in Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals.