Tim Says, “TURN IT UP!’ suggestions apply to this post from October 13th through November 3rd!
‘and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.’ Acts 16:26 (ESV)
While I may have asked you to turn up Hillary Scott’s ‘Thy Will’ last month, your local radio station was playing the hopeful song from Zach Williams, ‘Chain Breaker.’ In fact, this past weeks Hot Christian Songs chart saw Zach’s tune take over thee #1 slot. If you enjoy ‘Chain Breaker,’ clearly you are not alone! (Lyrics)
Just the name of this song presents an understandable message, that you may feel shackles holding you down, but they can be broken. The message of the song is clearly directed at those who are feeling low and seem to be running out of options. No one wants to feel stuck, and when we do, whether we have a foundation of faith or we don’t, that stuck feeling has the potential to be very restricting and oppressive. If this is something you or someone you know is battling, a chain breaker is a great idea of hope.
However, words are not enough, you need results. The apostle Paul is proof of God’s power to break the chains we face. In Acts 9, Paul saw his bitterness and rage broken with God’s display of power when he struck Paul with blindness and ultimate compassion when God allowed his sight to be restored. After his conversion, in Acts 16 Paul find himself in literal chains for his work in spreading the gospel. When Mr. Williams make reference to the ‘prison shaking Savior,’ he is referring to this Acts 16 passage, when God causes an earthquake and Paul finds himself freed of the chains at held him in the prison. There is no doubt about it, the God we Christians know is capable of bringing freedom to our lives.
Freedom and comfort are things we all desire, and Chain Breaker is a song that sings about the hope found in Christ to find these things. The message of this song resonates with so many, so when you hear it playing, TURN IT UP! Get that radio on, and start listening now! – Timothy!
‘Chain Breaker,’ is the 1st song fro. Zach William’s Chain Breaker EP.
Sweet Sweet song rating: 4 stars