Would You Sing That if Jesus Was in the Room With You?

My mom used to ask me whether I would watch a particular movie if Jesus was in the room with me. “He is, you know.” (Still not a bad question to ask ourselves at various points in our lives.) Theocon (via Lutheran Carnival) adjusts the question a little: would you sing that song if Jesus was in the room? No, he’s not talking about the latest Gwen Stefani. He’s talking about any given “contemporary” worship song. (“Contemporary” is a weird, weaselly word; if it’s being sung “now,” it’s contemporary. Or did I miss the point?)

In his own words:

Is this bad? No I wouldn’t say that, but can you even imagine standing in front of our Lord Jesus Christ and singing this little ditty to him. “Oh Jesus, God in flesh, you satisfy me???” “Your more than enough?????” Why do Christians hammer out these wishy-washy feel good songs that noone would ever actually sing to our God in His presence? Are we not always in His presence?


Next time you’re singing a song (though you can’t actually hear yourself singing because the band is too loud), ask yourself if you would be willing to stand before the holy God and sing it.



4 thoughts on “Would You Sing That if Jesus Was in the Room With You?

  1. Come on Timotheos! Can’t you just imagine the power of the moment? . . . . . Standing with the microphone, gazing longingly into Jesus’ eyes, and singing, “There is none like you . . . .”

    It’s so . . so . . . romantic . . er eh, . . . . oh.

    Okay, I just weirded myself out! But that was my sarcastic way of agreeing emphatically with (and hopefully illustrating) your point.

  2. The tempatation to be someone else in from of G-d is a strong one. But the struggle to be ourselves in G-d is the real struggle; all the fear and superstition based personas – the chaff – will one day be burned off.

    So … give me an example of an honest worship song, I’d be intruiged to know about it.

    Be well,


  3. Ya know? I probably would sing it?

    There are lots of things I do and will probably do again that I know I will regret the next day.

    Temptation is funny that way.

  4. I think an honest worship song would be something that repeats back to God what He’s already told us. What do we know except what’s been revealed to us? For Christians, that revolves around God’s revelation in Jesus Christ.


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