Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Magnificent

“I was born. I was born to sing for you.
I didn’t have a choice but to lift you up.
And sing whatever song you wanted me to.
I give you back my voice.
From the womb my first cry, it was a joyful noise…” –Magnificent by U2

A little late on the uptake here, but earlier this month a single hit the airwaves that may be the best worship song in years. U2’s Magnificent is a song (like so many of their songs) that has many levels, but at its heart is a song as worshipful as any praise and worship song sung at many a church today.

An interesting tweak lies in another of the nuances in the poetry. While it is clearly a song from the perspective of a creature wanting to glorify its creator, it also has a love-song aspect to it. When you hear the song all the way through, you get the impression that it is indeed a song about the love between a man and a woman.

It is the love, between a man and a woman who are created to be with one another, that is the act of worship in this song. And, after all, that is what true marriage is all about. When a man and a woman commit their lives to each other and live sacrificially loving each other… that is a picture of God’s love. It is a proclamation, a living sermon, and a song of praise to God.

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