what’s hiding behind your mask?
another song came on through the old iTunes shuffle today. more convicting. maybe i should stop listening to music all together.
the song was called stain-glass masquerade by casting crowns. now i know a lot of people don’t like casting crowns because they are too “beat you over the head” or even in some cases, just cheesy, but read these lyrics. so entirely poetic, powerful and potent.
Is there anyone who’s been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who’s traded
In the altar for a stage
The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart
But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be
Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay
Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation’s open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade
in a place where we’re all called to come just as we are (church) what keeps you from being entirely real?
i know it can be hard to admit, so feel free to post anonymously or email me. its good to let it out.