Posted by: pastordarren | February 17, 2009

Stained Glass Masquerade

A good friend sent me this video via facebook and I wanted to share it with others.  The song is called Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns and the video is very interesting because it protrays the song with LEGOs.  Take look and really listen to the words of the song with the images.

Too often we come to church and have this masquerade that we give to others.  We want to protect what is inside because we feel that others will judge us, that we will be hurt more from people, or that God does not even accept and love us.

The church should be an open and welcoming place where we can be free to share what our struggles are in life.  The best news is that God’s invitation to come to Him does not depend on being ‘good’, having the right clothes, having it all together, or knowing it all.  God says through Jesus, “come to Him all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.”  We are able to bring to Him our burdens and cares and He will take them and give us rest.

The church is the Body of Christ, the church needs to be that place of rest.  I hope that you have found that rest in God through Jesus and that your church or spiritual communtiy is one that supports you where you are at in life.  If you have not found that rest and are still searching for it, let me know and I will offer you help to find that peace, rest and closeness to to God.

Don’t let our lives and churches be the LEGO variety, but the true Body of Christ.

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  1. The timing of your post is appropriate. Just this week someone mentioned how their friend felt they couldn’t go to church this Sunday because of struggles at home. They felt that they would be looked down upon for their situation. I thought, how sad. Church was “exactly” where they needed to be. They needed to be loved on and prayed for. It is unfortunate that they didn’t feel they would get the support or encouragement that they needed at this time. Whether this person’s assessment was accurate or just their perception, it indicates that as christians we need to practice behaving more like Jesus.


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