Christian, are you “asleep in the light” ?

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Christian, let me encourage you on this one to find a quiet place and read this post.   The words are not mine, but taken from the vault of the timeless classics.  These are the lyrics to a song by Keith Green called “Asleep in the light”.  Enjoy and be challenged by it:

Do you see?

Do you see?

All the people sinking down?
Don’t you care?
Don’t you care?
Are you gonna let them drown?How can you be so numb?!
Not to care if they come
You close your eyes,
And pretend the job is done”oh, bless me, lord!
Bless me, lord!”
You know, it’s all I ever hear!
No one aches,
No one hurts,
No one even sheds one tear
But, he cries,
He weeps,
He bleeds,
And he cares for your needs
And you just lay back,
And keep soaking it inOh, can’t you see such sin?!
’cause he brings people to your door,
And you turn them away
As you smile and say,
“god bless you!
Be at peace!”
And all heaven just weep,
’cause Jesus came to your door,
You left him out on the streetsOpen up! open up!
And give yourself away
You see the need,
You hear the cries,
So how can you delay?!
God is calling,
And you are the one
But like Jonah, you run
He told you to speak,
But you keep holding it in

Oh, can’t you see such sin?!
The world is sleeping in the dark,
That the church just can’t fight,
’cause it’s asleep in the light!
How can you be so dead?!
When you’ve been so well fed
Jesus rose from the grave,
And you!
You can’t even get out of bed!
Oh, Jesus rose from the dead!
Come on, get out of your bed!

How can you be so numb?!
Not to care if they come
You close your eyes,
And pretend the job is done!
You close your eyes,
And pretend the job is done!
Don’t close your eyes,
Don’t pretend the job is done

Come away! come away!
Come away with me, my love!
Come away from this mess,
Come away with me, my love!
Come away from this mess!
Come away with me, my love!
Come away,
Come away with me my love!

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Songwriters: CHAPLIN, SAUL / FREEMAN, L.E. / HOLINER, MANN / NICHOLS, ALBERTA / CAHN, SAMMY
Asleep In The Light lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
And if you are interested, check out a video of a live presentation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em5gL0Rw4Aw
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