Listening to Lent — Church With Broken Wings

 

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Men of faith rise up and sing
Of the great and glorious King
You are strong when you feel weak
In your brokenness complete

Shout to the north and the south
Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Savior to all
He’s Lord of heaven and earth

Rise up women of the truth
Stand and sing to broken hearts
Who can know the healing power
Of our awesome King of love

And shout to the north and the south
Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Savior to all
He’s Lord of heaven and earth

And we will shout to the north and the south
Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Savior to all
He’s Lord of heaven and earth

We’ve been through fire, we’ve been through pain
We’ve been refined by the power of Your name
We’ve fallen deeper in love with You
You’ve burned the truth on our lips

Shout to the north and the south
Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Savior to all
He’s Lord of heaven and earth

And we will shout to the north and the south
Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Savior to all
Yes, He’s Lord of heaven and earth

Rise up church with broken wings
Fill this place with songs again
Of our God who reigns on high
By his grace again we’ll fly

Shout to the north and the south
Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Savior to all
He’s Lord of heaven and earth

Yeah, we will shout to the north and the south
Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Savior to all
He’s Lord of heaven and earth

Yeah, we will shout to the north and the south
Sing to the east and the west
Jesus is Savior to all
He’s Lord of heaven and earth

Yes, He’s Lord of heaven and earth
Yes, He’s Lord of heaven and earth
Yes, He’s Lord of heaven and earth
~Robin Mark

There is much wrong with the church overall,
comprised as it is
with fallen people
with broken wings
determined to find flaws in each other
in doctrine, tradition, beliefs.

What is right with the church,
is who we sing to,why we sing,
whose body we are part of
despite our thoroughly motley messiness:
Our Lord of Heaven and Earth.

One thought on “Listening to Lent — Church With Broken Wings

  1. Very well stated, Emily. But first we must acknowledge our brokenness and our messiness. We must do this as individuals and as a united community of believers, in all humility and inner truthfulness. In reality, I think this is more difficult to do than it seems.

    Centuries-old hatreds and biases die hard. We still continue to feed and support them. We rationalize them by a mis-reading — or outright denial — of Jesus’ teaching. The Body that is supposed to speak with one voice reflects hypocrisy to unbelievers. Why would anyone want to become a part of that group? Why would anyone believe what they espouse? We have a monumental task before us and, if the disintegration of the world we once knew continues as it is, we have no time to lose. The Son of God, our Redeemer, will return for His Bride – we know not when. She had better be ‘cleaned up’ and ready to meet Him by then.

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