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As I come to know these fine people, they share with me more of their personal and sensitive stories. Their collective story is what I am trying to share with you as my way of breaking the stereotypical beliefs that exist. "Blog names" have occasionally been given to me by the person whose story I am telling. Names are never their actual names and wherever I can do so, I might use the opposite pronoun (his/her, etc.) just to help increase their privacy.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Does Anybody Hear Her


Does Anybody Hear Her 
Casting Crowns

She is running
A hundred miles an hour
In the wrong direction
She is trying
But the canyon is ever widening
In the depths of her cold heart
So she sets out on another misadventure just to find
She's another two years older and she's three more steps behind

who has been on the street
for about four years,
 and others like her,
are doing all they know to do
as they try to survive.
The distance between the path to what will be
and the path to what could have been is widening.

Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she's going down today?
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?

You see a "panhandler."
I've learned to see a person.
They are so physically close
to your church building 
and yet you choose not to see
these lost and lonely people 
who are searching for the same exact hope
as you and me.

She is yearning
For shelter and affection
That she never found at home

She is "so lonely and frightened
and has no boyfriend or husband"
to call her own.

She is searching
For a hero to ride in,
To ride in and save the day

She just wants to be normal
and drug free
and fear free
and loved.

And then walks in her prince charming
And he knows just what to say
A momentary lapse of reason
And she gives herself away

In the world of homeless women on the street,
they bear the extra burden of dealing with men who
want to "help" for their own warped reasons.

If judgment looms under every steeple
If lofty glances from lofty people
Who can't see past her scarlet letter
And we never even met her

Has your “church” become more focused
on hosting Kentucky Derby Parties?
Have you pushed to one side the image
and message of the Victorious Christ in
Exchange for sparkle, glitz and glitter?
Yes?
You will never meet her! 

Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she's going down today?

Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Songwriters: John Mark Hall
Does Anybody Hear Her lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol Christian Music Group

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