There’s a song by Casting Crowns that I like to sing at church this time of year.  It’s called “While You Were Sleeping”, and it speaks to me on so many levels.  I’ve posted the lyrics below because I think it contains an important message.  The last verse about the U.S. is important for Christians because we need to wake up and get ready for Christ’s second coming, whether that be tomorrow or millions of years from now.  But I think there is another important message.  The line that really grabs my attention says, “As we’re sung to sleep by philosophies that save the trees and kill the children.”  That’s exactly what’s happening; we’re being sung to sleep by political correctness, unproven theories, and bogus philosophies.  In the meantime, there are those out there—many within our government—who are itching to take away our freedoms and are counting on us being asleep.  The big question is the one asked at the end of the song: Will we be sleeping?  Powerful song! 

“While You Were Sleeping”

Oh little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky
And while you’re lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight

Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
For God became a man
And stepped into your world today
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

Oh little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The Way, the Truth, the Life had come
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save

Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
Jerusalem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we’re sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we’re lying in the dark
There’s a shout heard ‘cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night

America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night

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