Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bluetree - God of this City

From the opening of this CD, I knew I was about to have a great musical, and spiritual, experience. The chorus of the first song "Life's Noise" says

He wasn't in the fire, He wasn't in the quake
He wasn't in the wind, He's in a whisper

This reference to 1 Kings 19 is amazing. I was just thinking this week about this part of Elijah's life. He has just witnessed the power of God over the prophets of Baal, yet he quickly falls into a period of depression and feelings of defeat and despair. I am no different. My spiritual life tends to be like a roller coaster with all of the ups and downs, turns and spins, upside downs and right side ups. I am encouraged that the great people of God in the Bible are just like me...normal and constantly wrestling with life.

Now, back to Bluetree. This band is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Anyone who knows me well can tell you that I love Ireland, so the accent in the vocals immediately caught my attention. I had heard the title track on the radio and was struck by the chorus and overall message of the song.
There is none like our God
There is none like you God
For Greater things have yet to come
and greater things are still to be done in this city.
There is none like our God.
I asked myself, "Do I really believe that for my city?" and if so, "What am I doing to be a part of it?"
Occasionally a song will come out that really nails down what the church is to be about and what the hope of the Gospel is about. God of this City is one of these. Here is the video telling the story behind the song. It is amazing how God works in the most unlikely of places.

Some of you may have heard the song on the new Passion CD by the same title.

Great song and even greater CD by Bluetree.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Jon, I am always looking for good music. And I, too, like Irish. In fact, I tell the girls that I might even have an Irish accent in the Age to Come :) Thanks for the review. SDG, Bob