Not as Strong as We Think We Are

kinnon —  March 14, 2007 — 4 Comments

Rich Mullins is probably my all time favourite songwriter and I find it hard to believe that it’s approaching a decade since his death. (Rich was born 11 days before me, for what its worth.) These lyrics of his bubbled up into my conscious just now, from this song.

We are frail
We are fearfully and wonderfully made
Forged in the fires of human passion
Choking on the fumes of selfish rage
And with these our hells and our heavens
So few inches apart
We must be awfully small
And not as strong as we think we are

Had Rich lived, I think he would have been one of the poets of the missional church movement.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

4 responses to Not as Strong as We Think We Are

  1. That’s a beautiful thought, Bill. Rich was a perceptive soul.

  2. Hey man,
    Just thought I’d drop a note.
    Your site is awesome! Looks nice.
    You should work on the Allelon site:)

  3. What song are those lyrics from? I love the line about our heavens and hells being inches apart. Rich was one of my favorites too.

  4. I’m a pastor and preparing for tomorrows message. It’s titled You Are There from Psalm 139. I too have been greatly effected by the heart of R. Mullins. Your sight appeared when I googled We’re Not As Strong As We Think We Are.

    Be Loved.


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