We hear a lot about the idea of Surrender these days. Though it's not new, it has really taken center stage as the attitude that should accompany worshipers involved in the Contemporary Christian Music Movement that is so popular today. With eyes shut and hands raised to heaven, the many smiling faces of people swaying to and fro to the music seem to epitomize what surrender is all about. But, just what does the idea of Surrender mean? When two nations are at war and one finally surrenders to the other, one thing above all others is paramount: The conquered give up their right to govern themselves and accept whatever terms of governance are imposed upon them by the conqueror. When Japan surrendered to General MacArthur in WWII, they effectively gave up their right to self rule and submitted to whatever terms were imposed upon them by him. The interesting thing is that when the Japanese discovered just how fair, benevolent, and reasonable the terms of governance imposed upon them were, they fell in love with their conqueror. In the same way, shouldn't we who claim to be surrendered to Jesus accept whatever His terms are for our lives, especially when we know how just and good He is? A people cannot be simultaneously surrendered and in rebellion at the same time. It's a shame that so many Christians today believe they can be simultaneously surrendered to Jesus and yet in rebellion to the commandments that He wrote with His own finger on those tables of stone.