Posted by: iamlillian | August 14, 2009

Look like a fool

a video clip made for another favourite song of Matt Maher….

my favourite part is the first stanza

“All God’s creatures got a place in the choir
some sing low and some sing higher
some just hang out like a bird on a wire waiting to fly home

All God’s children are the apple of his eye”

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Singer/songwriter/worship Leader Matt Maher’s 12-track Empty & Beautiful, which released April 8, 2008, includes songs that are both corporate and reflective; driving and soft; each one telling the story from a different perspective. Maher describes the heart behind his Essential Records debut, “The realization of our own emptiness without God is both a moment of sadness, and a window to joy, which opens to something so much bigger and more beautiful than ourselves. To lay down one’s life for the Gospel in service of God and neighbor, is a reflection of the beauty of God. That is our charge as Christians, and that is where these songs came from.”

Review written by: Jay Heilman
(jay.heilman@christianmusicreview.org): I think “Look Like A Fool” has to be my favorite track from the record. The song is a ‘feel good’ song with some cool rock guitars carrying the message home. I feel like this (I think you can relate too) a lot, where in my faith I have often been ridiculed and looked as if I was a fool for what I believe. The chorus is really a calling to Christians everywhere saying, “Who cares if people think your belief in God and relationship with Christ is crazy!” They are the fools. When listening to the song, I thought, wouldn’t it be funny if Rush of Fools (another cool new artist) did a cover of this song. Maybe. It could happen. I think the message of the song let’s us know that we shouldn’t be concerned with what people think of us and our worship of and personal walks with God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 is referenced here.

Lyrics:

All God’s creatures got a place in the choir
some sing low and some sing higher
some just hang out like a bird on a wire waiting to fly home

All God’s children are the apple of his eye
event he ones we can’t stand sometime
but we’re coming together just to go outside
and i need something to sing with this neighbour of mine

That’s why grace is so amazing
That’s why love is so absurd
that’s why i sing for a God unchanging
that’s why i don’t care if i look like a fool

All God’s people got a reason to live
joy for the hard days and true love to give
so we raise our hands and lay down our sin
and remember the day our freedom began

Feeding the hungry
clothing the naked
giving the homeless a place to rest
visiting the prisoner
lifting up the lowly
by our fruits

may you shine on us
may you shine on us!
shine on us

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