Forgive Us
from At the Foot of the Cross, vol 2 —Julie Miller and Gene Eugene (rest your soul)
For the love your children never realize
Forgive them
When they strike your holy face they never recognize you
Forgive them
For their blinded eyes of youth
For deafened ears to truth
Oh forgive them
Forgive them

Forgive them
Forgive them

When the light of hope eternal fades away
Forgive me
When I don’t remember the promise of a new day
Forgive me
When I won’t believe in You
Before I touch Your wounds
Oh forgive me
Forgive me

Forgive me…

When the torch of vengeance burns in our hearts
Forgive us
When the flame of mercy is hidden in the darkness
Forgive us
For the bigotry we veil
For each and every nail
Oh forgive us
Forgive us

Forgive us…

 

Recently the echoes of hatred, divisiveness, and intolerance seem to cover the our country.  People are spouting any number of ideologies with the fervour that belief deserves.  Belief deserves strong support.  But, when that support turns into viciousness… it destroys.  The brokenness of our society is only going to be exposed and encouraged with the level of public ranting.  I hate it when people use the name of God to promote division and separatism instead of unity and community.  That type of improper echo haunts me because of what it represents… using God to bring about things contrary to His character.  I wonder how often we do that… how often I do that…

Ideology separates people, but Christ doesn’t separate.  He reclaims and unifies.

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”—–Galatians 3:28

Forgive us…

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