One of my favorite songs is Jeff Buckley’a rendition of Hallelujah. I discovered that the original writer was Leonard Cohen and after fully inspecting the lyrics I got curious about the reason he wrote it.
Cohen has said of the song’s meaning: “It explains that many kinds of hallelujahs do exist, and all the perfect and broken hallelujahs have equal value.”
Very rarely do you hear it said “My life was going perfectly, then I decided to give my life to Christ” most of us reach a point of desperation that leads us to the perfectly broken state to be mended by Christ’s love.
Hallelujah means, praise Yah. So whether you scream it through brokenness or sing it in a beautiful melody. Our praise is the doorway to our breakthrough. In your desperation and eager desire for Christ… Hallelujah. In your quiet, peaceful moments of refuge… Hallelujah. In your joyous, happy moments… Hallelujah!
No matter how broken you are, there is a hallelujah in your soul that needs to be released to take you to your next plateau. Release it! Even if it’s through tears of loneliness and pain, even if it’s through gritted teeth of anger and heartache… Hallelujah!!!
“Many kinds of hallelujahs do exist, and all the perfect and broken hallelujahs have equal value.”
Live a little, love a lot and HALLELUJAH!!!!