Monday, August 13, 2007

And They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

I was listening to some Derek Webb today and came across these lyrics, from a song called T-Shirts. I am often so sad and frustrated with how the world has come to know followers of Christ, and in this song Derek Webb put my feelings to words and music...

they'll know us by the t-shirts that we wear
they'll know us by the way we point and stare
at anyone whose sin looks worse than ours
who cannot hide the scars of this curse that we all bare

they’ll know us by our picket lines and signs
they’ll know us by the pride we hide behind
like anyone on earth is living right
and isn’t that why Jesus died
not to make us think we’re right

when love, love, love
is what we should be known for
love, love, love
it’s the how and it’s the why
we live and breathe and we die

they’ll know us by reasons we divide
and how we can’t seem to unify
because we’ve gotta sing songs a certain style
or we’ll walk right down that aisle
and just leave ‘em all behind


Where do I start changing the world? With me. My attitudes, prejudices, and habits. If I want the world to know and grasp the love of Christ, then love should be what I'm known for as a follower of Christ.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Derek's awesome. A New Law is another cool song.