Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Where's The Line for Jesus

This Christmas song is going around the internet via emails and can be found on YouTube too.  

Here’s the story behind the song, Where's The Line for Jesus, as described by - I assume -the author: 

"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 a 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, CDs, iTunes, anything .... we had nothin'.
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. We set up iTunes, put a website together, and were 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 cannot understand.  Hopefully Spencer's observation will cause people all over to reflect on the love of Jesus.  We all will one day stand in line to see Him; being saved here on earth will make that meeting much more special. We are most thankful to our Heavenly Father to have this chance to share our music with you.
Merry Christmas everyone."

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And this song has become one of my all time favorites...Alan Jackson's Let It Be Christmas!

What are your favorite Christmas songs?
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  1. I just saw this video/song yesterday. Beautiful message!

  2. That is a beuatiful song and i enjoyed reading the story behind it. That is the power of internet.;)
    I love also your own pick.;)
    Have a lovely day dear Sandy,

  3. amen. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Amen Sandy,

    One of my favourite Christmas songs is "Mary, did you know", the version I heard was sung by Kenny Rogers. Beautiful.

    Just found your blog, and from one teacup person to another, Im off to check out the post I saw on here about Dundee thistle - I am Scottish, so have to look at that one