Saturday, June 03, 2017

shalom - U2

U2 played a gospel song on Jimmy Kimmel the other night: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” I like this version, because everyone joins in. Someone mentioned to me that they didn't think it was a gospel song because it expressed so much longing. But, that's exactly why it's a gospel song. We live in the now but not yet of the Kingdom.

We never find all that we are looking for in this life... we are always longing for a deeper experience of God's love and grace, we desire the fullness of God's shalom to break in to the broken places - in our lives, in our cities, in our world. 

Wouldn't it be great to have U2 lead the choir in singing this longing song like they do here.

The author of Hebrews writes: "But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them" Hebrews 11:16.

We long for, we dream of, we hope for, we work for shalom - God's fullness, the flourishing of the city - the new heaven and the new earth.

Here's an official concert version... with even more people joining in the singing.

And one more, from 2011 when my daughter & I saw U2 at the Roger's Centre


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