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Songs As Sermons: Our World Is Grey

Have you ever just stopped and asked, “Why?”

 

Why do I exist right here and right now?

 

Why does God allow us to go through so much suffering and then also so much joy? To live in this grey world where things are often unexplainable or just straight up painful.

 

One of my favorite lines in this song goes this way, “I’m sure if you wanted to stop love,
You could just untie your end and let it go. But, my God, you don’t. Yeah, I think I love you for it.”

 

God could let go. Things get so grey that it can sometimes seem God has let go. It is sometimes hard to sense God is with us in the mess, even though God promises to be there with us in the midst of our mess.

 

God said it in Deuteronomy and the writer of Hebrews repeated it, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” God doesn’t let go. God is love. The very essence of God is love. And the love of God is vast and it is pointed in your direction. Even as you exist in this messy reality we call life.

 

May you grow in awareness, and find God in the grey.
May you come to know that God loves you deeply.
May you find that God’s goodness and graciousness never let go.

I’m sure if you wanted to stop love,
You could just untie your end and let it go.
But, my God, you don’t.
Yeah, I think I love you for it.

You’re still sending cells to their rightful places,
When forming more likely to escape.
Such a narrow way of life.
What’s it look like from your side?
From here I can’t see why it’s worth
One more coming out cursed?

Say it, say it!
Say what this is all for!
Say it’s redemption.

‘Cause our world is grey, world is grey.
We’re just swaying from side to side.
Our world is grey, world is grey.
We are thieves and saints alike.
But you don’t let go, don’t let go.
We keep swaying and swaying.
And you don’t let go, don’t.
Yeah, I think I love you for it.

He’s shooting god up in his arm through a needle.
And she’s putting cuts on her legs to bleed out the devil.
“Surely you will not die, eat and be like God.”
What have we done?

Say it, say it!
Say that this is all for redemption.

‘Cause our world is grey, world is grey.
We’re just swaying from side to side.
Our world is grey, world is grey.
We are thieves and saints alike.
But you don’t let go, don’t let go.
We keep swaying from side to side.
We all just sway, we all just sway.
But you don’t let go, you don’t.
You don’t.

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