Finding Freedom on the Inside

Weekly Devotional

MASTERPIECE

I’ve been writing a lot of songs the last month or so.  They usually come in bunches like that.  The lyrics below are from a song called “Masterpiece” which reflects on my belief that each person is incredibly valuable and has a unique calling from God.  The first line, “I want to see your real face” is sort of a dig at the growing addiction to Facebook and other social media platforms, where we can construct a false self to present to the world.  I’d rather see your real face and know your real dreams!  Enjoy…

I want to see your real face, and hear your real voice
What you are is beautiful, so won’t you give us all the choice
To accept you…unconditionally
In all your brokenness, nothing more, nothing less
Take off your frozen mask, and let your feelings out
No need to be too quiet, no need to scream and shout
Just the authentic you, I can handle the truth
You’re a child of God, in His image, and your humanity is the proof
I want to see your real face…You are a masterpiece that can never be replaced

We go online and use up our time in pursuit of affirmation
Outside there’s a real live world in need of our attention
How soon ‘til we start to live, and give all we’ve got to give?
How soon ‘til we stand up and make things right?

I want to know your real dreams, and feel your real pain
For the people who are dying, in a world that’s gone insane
They are crying out, and it tears you apart
But your past is filled with shame, and you don’t even know where to start
Give up regrets and doubts, abandon all your fear
In the moments of your weakness, the Spirit’s power will be near
Just the authentic you, serving right where they bleed
The intersection of your passions and society’s greatest need
I want to know your real dreams…You are a masterpiece, and your story’s been redeemed

We go online and use up our time in pursuit of education
Outside, there’s a real live world in need of emancipation
How soon ‘til we start to live, and give all we’ve got to give?
How soon ‘til we stand up and make things right?

I want to see your real face… You are a masterpiece that can never be replaced.
I want to know your real dreams… You are a masterpiece and your story’s been redeemed.

-C