Musical Explorations #1: “There Is a God”

Try and put your arms around the 100 year old tree
Climb up on a horse and let it run full speed
Take a look down at the world from 30,000 feet on your next flight

Watch a flock of birds against the morning sun
Close your eyes and listen to the river run
Catch a firefly in your hand or a raindrop on your tongue
That’s right

[Chorus:]
There is a God
There is a God
There is a God
How much proof do you need?

Plant a seed and see what comes out of the ground
Find the heartbeat on your baby’s ultrasound
In a few years hear it laughing, and don’t it sound like a song?

Stop and think about what you don’t understand
Things like life and love and how the world began
Hear the doctor say he can’t explain it, but the cancer is gone

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
Science says it’s all just circumstance
Like this whole worlds just an accident
But if you want to shoot that theory down,
Look around

Just look around

[Chorus 2x]

At first glance, this looks like a gospel song, or even worse, a modern praise and worship song.

But after listening to it, the country plainly comes out. This is not a Christian-pop song, nor was it marketed as such. It was marketed as country, and thats what it is.

The song itself is basically an argument from natural revelation of God’s wondrous creation. Rather, it’s not so much an argument or an apologetic so much as incredulity. “Why can’t you idiots see this? It’s right here, slapping you in the face!”

So many people, with good intentions, try to take on the atheists with complicated arguments and such. But this song shows that God is beauty, without Him, beauty is not possible.

How much proof do you need? Look around you. Only the fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” You’ve got the whole world as a testimony to Him.

This is a real Christian song. Call it praise music. Call it country. Call it pop if you want. It doesn’t change the facts.

We need more songs like this.

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