I’m a big fan of worship music, but I find it best when I listen to it from the source. I like to listen to music from the people who wrote the songs. Most people in the Christian world will tell you How He Loves is a David Crowder song, but us worship “hipsters” are quick to point out that John Mark McMillan wrote it. We’re also quick to point out that Crowder changed a lyric in the song in what I’m guessing was an attempt to make the song a little more mainstream. Things like that are why I want to get to the source when it comes to my Worship music.
So what? David Crowder changed “sloppy wet kiss” to “unforeseen kiss”. Is it really that big of a deal?
It’s not a huge deal, but it’s a big enough deal for me to like the original song better.
Think about this…
At one point in time, someone took some time to get close to God. God spoke to them and there was a moment in time where they were inspired enough to scribble some lyrics down on a piece of paper and sing them back to God. Do you really want to change that? I’m not trying to discourage you from listening to anything, but I think there is a lot to be gained from getting back to the source of things in all aspects of your life.
Do you remember the old game called telephone where people keep whispering a phrase in the next person’s ear and at the end you see how much the original phrase changed? Who do they ask to say the original phrase at the end of the game? THE PERSON WHO STARTED IT. Would it do you a lot of good to ask someone in the middle? It might not be too bad of an idea – but why risk it?
With all of that being said: where do you look for answers when you have a serious question about your life? How about going to the source on that one as well? How about when you have a question about your life, you go to where all life came from? How about we go to THE source?
Take some time and jam this JMM song out – it’s an original 😉