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Steve

Radio song 4-7-10

I heard this song on the radio yesterday it was refreshing.  Too often I find myself feeling guilty for not going to church and worshipping God publicly.  That has always been the most difficult piece of my spirituality to tackle - public worship, and singing directly to God and really meaning the words when the "worship" section of church is going on.  

Lyrics:

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.

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

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
Rick

Steve, I immediately wonder why “The honest cries of breaking hearts
are better than a Hallelujah”?

It has to be the Cain and Abel dilemma.  Cain’s gift was, in this case, the  “Hallelujah”, instead of God being glorified, Cain was attempting to be glorified.  We glorify God when we earnestly seek Him in moments of genuine honesty.  God insists that we are sincere; He looks at the heart.  Heaven help the “desire of our heart”, because God knows what it is!

God does tell us to “seek Him in spirit and in truth”.  In this case, “truth” means honesty, sincerity, or genuineness.  Isn’t it interesting that the very people that proclaim their need for the righteousness of Jesus Christ often project to one another their own self-sufficiency?

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