Friday, July 13, 2012
As I've confessed before.... I have a tendency to skip over poems or lyrics or songs or videos posted in other blogs. It's not that I don't care or intend to be disrespectful... it's an a.d.d. thing that I have... I don't have the patience to sit and read (most of the time).
Having said that... I wanted to post the lyrics to this song, "Jesus, Friend of Sinners" by Casting Crowns. If you're up for the whole experience, you can just youtube them. I wanted to post this because there are times that I have trouble reconciling modern Christianity and the many groups that reject it for it's (sometimes) narrow, judgmental view. I have been the victim of these views at times... and at other times, I have been the judge.
This song speaks my heart more clearly than I can... I just believe so strongly that if Jesus walked among us today, the very people we avoid would be the people He would draw close to His side. I think we miss a blessing by painting the world with a broad brush and avoiding people who are different from us... It's like the super athletic people who make me ashamed to go to the gym because I know they can tell by just a glance that I'm not one of them... people who are wounded and weary and carrying the weight of sin who want so desperately to make it better don't feel like they can belong in the church of today. They feel put off and reluctant to come into the place they need to be the most.
Anyways... I didn't mean to make this a sermon... this song makes me feel convicted and encouraged, empowered and accepted. I hope you will feel some of those things too.
Posted by Heather at 11:14 AM