“there’s a businessman, there’s a widowed wife
a smiling face with a shattered life
a teenage girl with a choice to make
it’s crowded here in church today
and the preacher says as the sermon ends
‘please close your eyes, bow your heads
is there anyone in need of prayer,
oh Jesus wants to meet you here”
cause we all fall short, and we all have sinned
but when you let, God’s grace break in

it’s beautiful, beautiful
come as you are
surrender your heart
broken and beautiful

well he’d never been to church before
but he came today as a last resort
his world was crashing in
and he was suffocating in his sin
but tears rolled down as hope rushed in
he closed his eyes, raised his hands
worshipping the God who can
bring him back to life again

and it’s beautiful, beautiful
come as you are
surrender your heart
broken and beautiful, beautiful
come as you are
surrender your heart
broken and beautiful

cause there’s nothing more beautiful at all
than when His sons and daughters call, broken
hallelujah, hallelujah
come as you are hallelujah, hallelujah
come as you are

broken and beautiful, beautiful
come as you are
surrender your heart
broken and beautiful, beautiful
come as you are
surrender your heart
broken and beautiful
come as you are
broken and beautiful, beautiful
come as you are
surrender your heart
broken and beautiful
broken and beautiful
broken and beautiful
beautiful”

~ “broken & beautiful”.. by mark schultz

I was listening to this song the other day, and as I took in the words, I realized how much it fits the church today. Every situation mentioned in this song… there are those same people in my church. There’s businessmen, there are widowed wives, there’s a teenage girl with a choice to make…. It makes the song so personal. I hear God saying through it, “No matter what you’ve done, just come to Me as you are. A surrendered heart is all I want from you. I will take it and make you new and bring you back to life again.” A surrendered heart, really, in all its brokenness, is so very beautiful.

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