Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns

Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby) said, “A church is a hospital for sinners not a  museum for saints”.    However, sometime at church it is hard to see the reality of everyone’s broken dependence on Jesus, our Savior.

Being Real at Church

Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns addresses the need to be real in church.  The song talks about how we can find freedom by staying away from a fake “shinny happy plastic” reality.  I believe it challenges us to let our guard down and be dependent on God.  If we can not do this in church then where can we?

Read these lyrics from Stained Glass Masquerade and let us know how they impact you. Click the link below to listen while you read.

Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin’ so smallCause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they’ll soon discover
That I don’t belongSo 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 themAre 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 masqueradeIs 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 stageThe performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apartBut would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to beWould your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

What do you think?

Use the comment section below to let us know about other songs that have inspired you. We would love to highlight them in future articles. Thanks!

About Karen Smith

Karen Brooks Smith is a guest blogger and passionate volunteer at Changing the Face of Christianity. Karen became a Christian in her early adulthood. She isn't religious, but has a relationship with Jesus Christ. Karen recognizes the differences between the church of this world and the church of the Bible and is motivated to reconcile those differences in our culture. Karen enjoys volunteering with her Church’s youth group, her children’s school and with the Girl Scouts. However, her most important blessing and ministry is her wonderful husband and three delightful daughters.


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Comments

  1. john Wilson says

    transparency in church , something every person there is dealing with. We all have burdens , we all struggle , we all come with so many needs and wants.And were good at hiding it. Its who we are. Ah but the reason were there is to draw closer with our lord , your lord . If your heart is breaking , there’s no better place to be than with Gods people. You see we all put up some sort of front , but if you are forthright enough to express your hurt you will be met by many right were your are. Its funny we sit there thinking we are the only ones hurting when if you could see into everybody else’s heart you would find that everyone’s life is a mess, and your just one of many. Every Sunday I see people cry, I see them rejoice , I see them pray .I see them take that wonderful first step down to the alter to ask God into there life and receive his grace, If your not seeing these things find another church. You’ve heard the saying ” when the spirit moves you”, well when he does, you wont be able to hide from anybody because it will seem like its just you and him in the whole wide world. And that’s a great place to be. Is there anyone who fails or falls? Yes, all of us, everyday, but if you have Jesus Christ you know that even with all your faults you are loved and welcome in his house and with his people. That’s what came to me after listening to this song . Ill leave you with this thought , God is working

  2. AMANDA says

    This group is soooo fake !!! I used to LOVE them, but was in the mall and inadvertently was behind one of the members and overheard a statement that singing on stage was a job like any other job.. I was so heartbroken..

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