Monday, December 17, 2012

The 11th Commandment

In the car, on the way Christmas shopping tonight, I heard a Collin Raye song that lifted my spirits a little... gave me a little inspiration. I was going to come home and write about this. But, when I got home, I couldn't recall the name of the song. So, I Googled Collin Raye discography, and went to his site, and saw the name of one of his songs that I don't recall ever hearing before. So, I looked it up on YouTube. This song definitely is not the uplifting one.... but it is one which deserves to be heard and shared.

There will be no uplifting sermon right now. There will be no sermon at all. Instead, I ask you all to
1) Follow this link to Collin Raye's song "The Eleventh Commandment"
2) If you wish, follow along with the lyrics (posted below)
3) And most importantly... say a prayer for all the children in situations such as these (and, maybe throw in a prayer for the adult survivors of situations such as these... we can use the prayers too)


"The Eleventh Commandment"
Collin Raye

She hears his heavy breathing in the dark
His footsteps coming closer down the hall
She's so ashamed, she's daddy's secret love
She wants to cry, she wants to die, but he can't get enough
The bruises on his face will go away
Mom keeps him home from school till they fade
She's sorry he was born and tells him so
He takes it in, he hangs his chin, he ducks another blow

Did God overlook it
What ought have been written
The eleventh commandment
Honor thy children

He cries for hours, cries and never stops
He shakes so hard his little cradle rocks
He'll never have the chance to be brand new
He'll never walk, he'll never talk, he's addicted too

Did God overlook it
What ought have been written
The eleventh commandment
Honor thy children

Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in vain
Thou shalt not cause thy children pain

God does not overlook it
What ought have been written
The eleventh commandment
Honor thy children
Honor thy children

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