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“No Hay Paredes” (There Are No Walls)

get-out-of-the-boxEvery once in a while, you run into a song that says exactly what you feel in your heart. That’s how I feel about “No Hay Paredes” (There Are No Walls) by Jesus Adrian Romero

The Great Commission – “Go and make disciples!”

The Great Commission tells us to “Go and make disciples.” But all too often, what we see today, are churches that say, “Come, and we’ll make you a believer.” While this may be subtle, the implications are huge.

The challenge we face is getting God’s people out of the church building, into the community, and making disciples… not merely believers.

This message is beautifully proclaimed in the words of this song.

The original song is in Spanish.  You can see the video below with subtitles in Portuguese. And here is the English translation.

“No Hay Paredes” (There Are No Walls)

I want to take you with me everywhere I go
I want you to be known among the people
I will not be ashamed of you, you are my God

I want to be your voice everywhere I go
And talk of your love with those I don’t know
To the place where I work
To school and wherever I travel
I want to take you

Leaving the church building and its religion
Going to the people in every region
Among the people who wander today
Without purpose and direction
To the town square in my city
Where there is so much need
I will take you wherever I go
There are no walls that can conceal you

I want you to be with me wherever I go
In my conversations with my friends
I want you to be the center of attention

I want you to be my point of reference
To live in awareness of your presence
And when I’m talking daily
May you be in every comment I make

Leaving the church building and its religion
Going to the people in every region
Among the people who wander today
Without purpose and direction
To the town square in my city
Where there is so much need
I will take you wherever I go
There are no walls that can conceal you

You will always be my friend
You will always be with me
I will carry you with me wherever I go

I don’t know about you, but this is how I want to live my life.
And this is the type of church I want to be part of, one that is going out and making disciples.

How about you?  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
And… Enjoy the video!

2 comments to “No Hay Paredes” (There Are No Walls)

  • Maria Correia  says:

    it’s indeed a great song. the words always speak to my heart. “i want you to always be with me, in conversations with my friends, i want you to be the point of reference”. many times we exclude Christ in our daily duties , conversation etc. am glad that this song encourages us to go and make disciples and that in all our doings we may include Chist. let Christ be the point of reference in all we do.Amen!

    • Steve Marlin  says:

      Thank you Maria for your kind post. I totally agree with you. May we “let Christ be the point of reference in all we do!”

      Take care, and God bless,
      Steve

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