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 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?
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