Sunday, July 18, 2010

Better than a Hallelujah

At church this weekend,I went to church bringing all my joys and thanksgivings. It is my tendency to give thanks in times of joy and praises in times of excitement. The youth pastor, Julie, sang a new song by Amy Grant called 'Better than a Hallelujah'. Since then, I cannot get this song out of my head or my heart. It make me think about how hard it is for me to come first to God sometimes in rough times. I tend to want to fix it myself and it is not until all my resources are exhausted that I remember to go to God. Yes, this is one of my weaknesses but this song is a great reminder. It also reminds us that we don't have to be perfect in order to be a good witness to Christ. We aren't perfect...oh no, we all have our habits, hang-ups, and hurts. So I love these lyrics because to me they say, "Hey, God doesn't want you to pretend to be perfect. He just wants you to be honest and cry out to Him in your time of need." What better way to wittness to other people than to be authentic, admit we have our problems, lean on one another and on God, and make it known that He still loves us!

I know its been a long time since I have posted and life has been super busy but there is more to come.


God loves a lullaby

In a mothers tears in the dead of night

Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.
God loves the drunkards cry,
The soldiers plea not to let him die
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah.

The woman holding on for life,
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes
The tears of shame for what's been done,
The silence when the words won't come
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

Better than a church bell ringing,
Better than a choir singing out, singing out.

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