Praising Arizona: Human Video Features 'GetiX Song
Tue., Sep. 27. 2005 1:01am EDT
Here's a great email from a fan in Arizona who found a unique way to praise God in church while using one of our all-time favorite ApologetiX songs:
Just wanted to share a testimony of how you have blessed my life. In return I turned it around and used it for His glory in service this week.
I started going to this church seven or eight months ago, God's word is definitely spoken and used, yet there was something tugging at my heart, so i talked with the pastor of possibility of doing a human video/skit once or twice a month. He agreed; that's when this ministry was birthed -- human videos and skits were being made and done on Sundays and Wednesdays once or twice a month.
A few weeks back, the last skit was barely finished and the ApologetiX song : "Put You Down in my Will" was tugging at my heart, so as I was praying and having the song being played, God was already writing things down on my heart on how to lip sync and stand, kneel and move.
Within two weeks of having this song played, God put a new burden on my heart, at towards the end of the song, where it sings "I'll rush to save ya," I stretch out my hands, and from behind Roman soldiers put up a cross and tied me down as the song was still playing and after the rush to save you the very next line where it sings "I'll give you a crown," a crown of thorns was put on my head.
So I'm tied down, still singing, and the part where it sings "I will" over and over and over again, the soldier is then nailing down my hands and feet with a large wooden/painted metal nails all the time while moving my lips to the song, and at the end where the last word fades off, I pass out and then I had someone step up to the microphone and read First John 4:10.
It was beautiful. I give God all the praise and glory for who it was spoken and used for, yet I also wanted to say thank you, ApologetiX, for making albums for His glory, that it can be used in ministries such as this.
Editor's Note: Ask any ApologetiX band member, and you'll find that "Put You Down in My Will" ranks very high on our list of favorite songs we've done. Believe it or not, the song almost didn't make it onto CD. It was a last-minute addition to our "Biblical Graffiti" CD in 1999, replacing a proposed parody of the Sugar Ray song "Every Morning."
As was the case with Christopher's human video, lyricist J. Jackson says the words were a gift from God and too powerful to not put on CD.