Five Island Sojourners

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Redemption’s Song

on July 31, 2012

Our generation values brokenness and authenticity.  As children, we witnessed the downfall of Christian leaders such as Jimmy Swaggert and Ted Haggard.   We began to wonder at the apparent dishonesty of the older generation.  How could they live such double lives, all the while claiming to follow Christ?  We vowed to be different.  And we now have a voice. The voice of our generation is a brutally honest one—it speaks of brokenness, pain and grief.  Our voice is inviting in its openness.  It is real in its invitation.  It is shocking in its raw, open vulnerability.  And we know that we have overcome the barriers of two-faced Christianity that our parents’ generation set in the path to our sanctification.

Is brokenness the closing line of our story?  Are pain and grief the last stage of our journey?

At times, the chasm of grief stretches wide in our path and we long to jump into its fathomless grip— to be home, to be at peace.  To be with God.  But here we are, stuck on earth, stuck in this broken place.  Will we live out our lives in this desert-place of affliction and heartache?

What happened to wholeness?  What happened to hope?  What happened to dreaming with God and living the abundant life?

When grief and pain rise up to meet you in this world, listen for the voice of God as He sings His redemptive song over you.  His voice is louder and more beautiful than our generation’s voice could ever hope to be.

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2 responses to “Redemption’s Song

  1. Sista says:

    Wow. Thank you for this very moving piece. You are such a good writer.

  2. CeeCee says:

    I hear His redemptive song! Praise God!!

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