Sunday, January 18, 2009

Stain Glass Masquerade

After church this morning someone said the song "Stained Glass Masquerade" by Casting Crowns would fit very well with my sermon.

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin' so small

Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they'll soon discover
That I don't belong

So I tuck it all away, like everything's okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I'll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone who's been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who's traded
In the altar for a stage

The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart

But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be

Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

MULTIMEDIA: Click here to watch a video based on the song.0

AUDIO: Click here to listen to this morning's 11:00 sermon. Lasts about 18 minutes. There is an error in this sermon - Samuel was sent to live by his mother, not to Shechem as I say in the sermon, but, instead to Shiloh - such is the danger of preching with out notes.

SCRIPTURES PLUS: Look at what was written last Monday at Come and Be Seen.

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