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Wednesday Is for Worship: “Our God”

My calendar says that it’s Wednesday again.  So, let’s turn our attention to the worship of our great God.  In fact, today’s worship offering is called “Our God.”

Written in 2010 for the Passion conference by the big time team of Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Jonas Myrin, and Matt Redman and published through Thankyou Music, the song was the first track on Tomlin’s 2010 And If Our God Is for Us album, which won a Grammy in 2012 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.  The song itself was a #1 hit and won the Dove Award for the 2011 Worship Song of the Year.

I first worshiped the Lord with this song at the Hearts on Fire youth conference in Gatlinburg, TN in 2010.  Since then, my oldest son has kept it fresh on my mind by keeping Tomlin’s And If Our God Is for Us album in his CD player in his room.  We’ve worn it out!!

Enjoy the Lord today, who is our great, strong, and incomparable God!

Water You turned into wine
Opened the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like You
None like You

Into the darkness, You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There’s no one like You
None like You

Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God, You are higher than any other
Our God is healer
Awesome in power
Our God, our God

And if our God is for us
Then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us
Then what could stand against


Musically, this song stirs me up!  I love the synthesized strings in the intro and throughout.  I love the staccato rhythm coming out of the bridges that have this triumphant march to it.  The whole thing just magnifies God by moving my heart!

The first verse mentions some of the miracles of Jesus Christ–His first miracle of turning water into wine and then giving sight to blind people, which He did several times in Scripture–and concludes with the declaration that there’s no one like God.  The second verse, I believe, points to the work of redemption when God shined the gospel light into our darkness and brought us out of death and destruction.

The chorus is simply a response to the verses exclaiming that God is the highest and best of all beings.  And to top it all off, He’s “our” God.  That possessive pronoun is important because it signifies relationship.  He is ours, and we are His.  Since we are the possession of a sovereign and almighty God, the bridge reminds us that there is nothing that can stand against us, which comes right out of Romans 8.  Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ!

He’s our God, FOREVER!!!

As a bonus, check out Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman give the story behind the song and then perform it acoustically in the New Song Cafe:


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