Recently I purchased the newest release from Hillsong, "This is Our God." This CD is one of my favorite worship CDs. There are so many songs that the Lord is using to help me worship Him.
I had anticipated the release of this CD for a while. While searching the internet for things about the CD, I stumbled upon a video telling the story of one of the songs, "Healer." I remember sitting in my office at home, weeping worshipfully as I watched. The writer of the song told his story about how he found out he had terminal cancer and the Lord gave him this song. Powerful. He actually led the song during the recording with an oxygen tube connected to his nose.
Unfortunately, since the release of the CD, this man has confessed that for two years he has lived a lie. He made the whole thing up! No cancer. No tube. It was a lie.
For the life of me I can't even begin to think of a reasonable answer to the question, "Why?" As I listened to the details; how he is in big trouble with the authorities (he received money from people to help with his expenses), how those he worshipped with and the church didn't know, I was heartbroken. Do I get rid of the CD?
As I've thought through it, I've decided a few things. The song is a great song and is true... no matter who the writer was or what he did. God used a lot of sinful people to bring about his purposes all throughout Scripture. He still does. The liars in Scripture did not disqualify the truths of God, and neither does this.
Paul says in Philippians 1:18, "What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice."
So I will go on singing the truth about the Lord. He never lies. He never fails.
I believe You're my healer.
I believe You are all I need.
I believe You're my portion.
I believe You're more than enough for me.
Jesus, You're all I need.