Moment of Surrender – my spiritual journey with U2

Moment of Surrender was one of my favorite songs off No Line on the Horizon from the moment I first listened to it. I thought it was a perfect choice to end each show of U2′s 360 Tour. In Nashville when introducing Moment of Surrender, Bono said, “This is the theme of the show. Thank you Lord.” For me, Moment of Surrender is about surrendering to God. After searching in the material world for happiness and fulfillment, you realize that it is pointless and at that moment you surrender to God because that is the only way you will be truly happy and fulfilled – “vision over visibility.” My favorite lyric from Moment of Surrender, after the passionate cry of the first line, is “It’s not if I believe in love but if love believes in me.” This is very similar to 1 John 4:10, “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us…”

I tied myself with wire
To let the horses run free
Playing with the fire
Until the fire played with me
The stone was semi-precious
We were barely conscious
Two souls too cool to be
In the realm of certainty
Even on our wedding day
We set ourselves on fire
Oh God, do not deny her
It’s not if I believe in love
But if love believes in me
Oh, believe in me
At the moment of surrender
I folded to my knees
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me
I’ve been in every black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My body’s now a begging bowl
That’s begging to get back, begging to get back
To my heart
To the rhythm of my soul
To the rhythm of my unconsciousness
To the rhythm that yearns
To be released from control
I was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine
I could see in the reflection
A face staring back at me
At the moment of surrender
Of vision over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me
I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross
Every eye looking every other way
Counting down ’til the pentecost
At the moment of surrender
Of vision of over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

SURRENDER!

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About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (290 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. After 3 years living in Memphis and 3 months driving across America following the U2 360 Tour in 2011, I am back home in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. Now I am making my way as a Social Media Manager and Blogger as I try to get my book about my U2 travels published. My motto is "It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't." So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, LMP, Grizzlies, NKOTB, Orioles.

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