Monday, May 23, 2011

Hero?

I was singing Hero in the shower the other day- you know the song by Mariah Carey. And I was a little baffled by the words. I don't think I ever questioned them until that moment. Let me refresh your memory if you don't know the song....


There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are

There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It's a long road
And you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold

You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Oh ho, Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don't let anyone
Tear them away, hey yea

Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time, you find the way, hey

Then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

That a hero lies in you
Mmm, that a hero lies in you



I grew up with this song. But I know that if I look inside myself to find a hero- to find comfort and what I need to "be strong" and "cast my fears aside". I will be sadly mistaken. I need to look elsewhere for that. Like this song....


You are good, You are good
When there's nothing good in me
You are love, You are love
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy, You are joy
You're the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life,
In You death has lost it's sting

Oh, I'm running to your arms,
I'm running to arms
The riches of your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

You are more, You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord, You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here, You are here
In your presence I'm made whole
You are God, You are God
Of all else I'm letting go

Oh, I'm running to your arms
I'm running to arms
The riches of your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

My heart will sing
no other name
Jesus, Jesus

Oh, I'm running to your arms
I'm running to arms
The riches of your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign



What a difference a song and it's lyrics can make to your heart. :)


http://youtu.be/0IA3ZvCkRkQ -Hero Music Video


http://youtu.be/au3EGgISYMc - Forever Reign Music Video







3 comments:

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  2. Hiiii Faith! Miss you! I love Hillsong and especially THAT song.

    WHen I was reading the lyrics to Hero that you posted I got a different interpretation.

    I don't know if the writer of Hero is a Christian or not but as Christians we tend to look for the gospel in most things (remember my blog about My Best Friends Wedding :D) it's just in our nature. Maybe we get that our Father...He tends to see the beauty in each and every one of us.

    Anyways, I've never paid attn to the lyrics cuz I've never been the biggest Mariah Carey fan, but I read them today because it's your blog and I care about what you have to say.

    When I read:

    "There's a hero
    If you look inside your heart
    You don't have to be afraid
    Of what you are"

    I thought okay. The Hero is God and we don't have to be afraid of who we are because we are now judged by what He has done for us and not by who we are.

    "And then a hero comes along
    With the strength to carry on
    And you cast your fears aside
    And you know you can survive"

    so since I interepreted the Hero as being the Holy Spirit I thought of, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear" 1 John 4:18. I thought okay, I can roll with that...:)

    "So when you feel like hope is gone
    Look inside you and be strong
    And you'll finally see the truth
    That a hero lies in you"

    Kinda the same thing in this verse because when I think of truth I think of Jesus saying He is the Truth, the Way, and the Life. I assumed that the the Truth she was talking about seeing was God.

    those are just my thoughts :)

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  3. Haha! Mayra! I love you! If you changed the meaning for you- in worship- that is awesome. :) I don't think that's what Mariah meant when she wrote it though. :) Way to work out your salvation chica!

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