I went to the theater and watched Jesus Revolution with my dad last week. If you haven’t seen it yet, holy moly you’re in for a treat. I totally just used the word “holy” at the wrong time, didn’t I? But the movie is about the Holy One so we’ll just move right along… This post won’t include any spoilers, but I will say this: One of the songs has stuck with me for days. Before we get to that, here’s the movie trailer…
This particular song I’m writing about, I hadn’t heard until I was in college in the late 90s even though the song was decades old by then. I heard it performed by the great 90s band, Jars of Clay. Something like “all the lonely people” or “single people”…. I couldn’t remember. As soon as it played in the film, though, a lot of feelings came rushing back because the lyrics alone are phenomenal.
So good, right? The original song is by America back in 1974. I have a theory (click here for more details) and I think it’s true in this case, too. The first version you hear of a song becomes your favorite even if it is a cover and not the original.
They also refer to Christians as Jesus freaks somewhere in the movie and that also reminded me of another great song from my time in college. Turn your speakers up for this one. It’s DC Talk “Jesus Freak.”
Have you seen Jesus Revolution yet? What stood out to you? If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?
-Out of the Wilderness