Saturday, December 10, 2011

Where's the line to see Jesus?

I got the following in an email yesterday from my bestie SIL:


"About the Song

While at the mall a couple of years ago, my then four year old nephew, Spencer, saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mom, "where's the line to see Jesus"?


My sister mentioned this to my dad, who immediately became inspired and jotted words down to a song in just a few minutes. After putting music to the words, and doing a quick recording at home, he received a great response from friends. He sent the song off to Nashville without much response, except for a Christian song writer who suggested adding a bridge at the end of the first chorus. My dad then asked if I wanted to record the song to see what we could do with it. I listened to the song, made a few changes to the words to make it flow better, and we headed to Shock City
Studios.


It was at the studio where Chris, owner and producer, rewrote the 2nd verse and part of the chorus... with goose bumps and emotions high, we were all hopeful and felt like we had something special. The demo was recorded in just under 2 hours and sent off again to Nashville ... still no response.

Then 2 weeks before Christmas last year, my cousins Greg and Robbie decided to do a video to see what we could accomplish on YouTube. The first day we had 3000 hits and it soared from there. We received e-mails, phone calls, Facebook messages from people all over asking for the music, CD's, iTunes, anything... we had nothing. After a couple of meetings with Chris following the amazing response, we got serious. We headed back into the studio this past spring... this time with guitars, drums, bass, pianos, choirs... the real deal.... and here we are today.*


Getting iTunes set up, a website put together, and loving that thousands upon thousands of Christians have come together... remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Out of the mouths of babes come profound truths that many adults can not understand. Hopefully Spencer's observation will cause people all over to reflect on the love of Jesus, and that one day we will all stand in line to see Him. We are most thankful to our Heavenly Father to have this chance to share our music with you. Merry Christmas everyone."

Enjoy the video - I loved it and the message it sends......





8 comments:

Teachinfourth said...

Wait, we have to wait in line to see Jesus?

Curses...

Garden of Egan said...

So beautiful.
I love it.

Hope you are enjoying the season.

Just wanted you to know how much I have learned from you. I heart you!

tammy said...

One of my faves.

DesertHen said...

My friend sent me the same email this past week. Such a beautiful story and song! Made me cry...at my desk at work!

Sue said...

Love this. A favorite for sure.

Jamie said...

Saw this last year and had forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me! I love it and I am going to have my kiddos watch it tommorow.

Shell said...

What a beautiful song.

Loralee said...

I can't get it to play - can you post it on FB? I love the story of how it came to be - now I need to hear it!