Big ups to my favorite East Coast Pastor for bringing this to my attention, he keeps a great ‘Currents’ list.
MercyMe is a Christian music group, and my friend Bone actually starred in one of their music videos.Â If you’ve seen the video about a dude walking around town wearing a sandwich board . . . that’s him.Â MercyMe sings this one great song about heaven I’m sure everyone has heard by now called “I Can Only Imagine.”Â It truely is a great song about heaven, and it holds a special place in my heart as it was played atÂ the funeral of my best friend, Micah.Â It wouldn’t surprise me if that song is the current number one funeral song – if there is such a list.Â The song is actually played on their website when you access it, and is located here.
One would probably think that MercyMe’s favorite song about heaven would be their own “I Can Only Imagine,” but no.
Check out this quote by them during one of their concerts:
“People always ask us what our favorite song about heaven is.Â Well, ‘I Can Only Imagine’ has a very special place in our heart; but there’s a song we grew up on that talks about heaven being a place where all the glory; all the honor, all the recognition and attention revolves around Christ and Christ alone..”
Care to guess what that song is?Â
Clue 1 – U2
Clue 2 – Streets
Please tell me you don’t need a Clue 3. 😉
Watch MercyMe say the above quote and play ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’ in concert here.
Here is the site were I got all this info in case you are interested.Â He has some very good thoughts.