Listening to Sia “Soon we’ll be found” He said to me “Son, lets dance” I was surprised for He was giving me another chance. Did he forget my nights of reckless abandon, when I gave my soul over to Dagon, where beneath the glow of the crescent moon, I smoked trees and vanity was in full bloom? The stars twinkled cheering us on, Come son, he said, come son.. His nail scarred hands outstretched, though I was clad in filth and wretched. “No!” I screamed as I turned away, “Why treat me like a gemstone when I’m just clay” Do you not recall my arrogance and my pride? the days of my deathly dalliance, so eerie and wild? Painting the town red with iniquity and sin, Living a life so tragic and obscene… ? Do you not see the murk and mud on my skin? Are your nostrils blind to my stench, my stink? Son, Let us dance… here’s my
Titus 2:14, ‘Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.’ The Rabbi’s voice echoed from the Galilean shores to this century. His words impinged on my ears and drummed on the tables of my heart. He was seeking the answer to his riddle. What was the response to a sin-ridden world? What was the answer to a people so vile and corrupt? He stated with utter disregard for their traditions “Let he that is without sin cast the first stone”. This was their custom. When sin was brought to their attention, they could only respond by throwing stones. Then Christ came and new stones were hewn from the Rock of Ages. Stones that dazzled with a brilliance previously unheard of – emeralds that radiated excellence, sapphires that marinated in the super-saturated ambience of Grace, rubies that blushed bright with a Love that was as unfettered
Judas walked to Jesus. The coins sang a doleful tune in his pocket, a smile was locked away beneath the solemn frown plastered on his face. He was happy – at last, the teacher’s hands would be forced. He would have to summon those angels that he always spoke of, those fierce creatures who wouldn’t allow him dash his foot against the stone. He chuckled. Finally the Father would have to intervene after he had called him the apple of Yahweh’s eyes. The disciples stared confused. What was Judas doing with a troop of Romans? What was happening? Peter gripped a knife tightly. He had sensed this but he didn’t expect it so soon. He would defend his rabbi to the end. He would kill them all – after all he was called the little stone. He would grind them to dust. There was no doubt about it. Judas was about to make history – for all the wrong
Disclaimer: These are not song reviews. They are articles birthed from hours meditating on the spiritual and scriptural truths contained in Hillsong Tracks. You will listen to the same tracks and get totally different interpretations but the beauty of it is that Christ is revealed. Click here to Enjoy other Tracks in the project… Track 13: From the Inside Out (Lyrics of the song ” from the inside out)A thousand times I’ve failedStill Your mercy remains And should I stumble againI’m caught in Your graceEverlasting, Your light will shine when all else fadesNever ending Your glory goes beyond all fame In my heart and my soulLord I give You controlConsume me from the inside out, Lord, let justice and praiseBecome my embraceTo love you from the inside out. Your will above all elseMy purpose remainsThe art of losing myselfIn bringing You praiseEverlastingYour light will shine when all else fadesNever endingYour glory goes beyond all fameIn my heart and my soulLord I give You controlConsume me
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. Faith Jesus saw the faith of the men who brought the sick person and responded by forgiving the man’s sin. They came. This was all the verse shows us. This is the simplicity of the message of Grace. We are not told that they did anything extra. They simply brought the sick man to Jesus. Jesus recognised this action of coming and bringing the man as faith. And he placed no other requirement. It was their response to what they had heard? Why did they come? Had they heard of Christ? Were they absolutely sure or just trying out the Lord? Either way we can be certain that they knew Christ held the power in his hands to heal the man.