Sunday, December 10, 2006

More Fred (Part Two)

As I listened to the Fred Hammond mix, the song "Simply Put" stuck in my head. Quite fittingly, it talks about the methods and motives of church, religion and relationship that end up distracting us from expressing our truest needs to God and receiving his answer to them.

Give the lyrics a read:

I don’t really need to tell someone their future
I don’t really have to see the things that can’t be seen
I don’t need another hyped-up church encounter
Or another clever New Year’s theme

I’m not looking for another goose bump sermon
Or a word that leaves me passed out on the floor
My basic needs are really rather simple
To know you love me, you like me, and I am yours

My learning could go on throughout the ages
But I just need the plain and simple of what’s real
I could memorize and quote a million pages
But I’d rather just express the way I feel

I tried so hard to know the deepest revelation
So I could stand and tell the nation what it means
But I found the greatest gift wrapped in your salvation
It’s really much more simple than it seems

So I relinquish all my witty observations
Leave my so-called sacred knowledge at the door
When you died you answered every single question
You said you loved me, you liked me and I am yours

My learning could go on throughout the ages
But I just need the plain and simple of what’s real
I could memorize and quote a million pages
But I’d rather just express the way I feel
All those complicated things have no appeal
So I’d rather keep it simple, keep it real

Yes I’m done with all the things that make it difficult to know
You love me, you like me and I am yours

2 Comments:

At 2:31 AM, December 13, 2006, Blogger Papillon said...

This is powerful stuff, Dennis. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 10:59 PM, December 17, 2006, Blogger The Black Sheep said...

Thanks for reading :) Have a great holiday,

Dennis

 

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