SOUNDTRACKS I

Think of some of your favorite scenes from Scripture – David and Goliath, Jesus at the last supper, Joseph reconciling with his brothers – we all have that certain story that touches us and moves us in unique ways.

As a student in college, I can remember a particular scene in John’s gospel that just leveled me – brought me back to faith. Jesus, robed in purple – broken and bloodied before the crowds. A conflicted Roman politician, confused and pressured. Then at last, his final judgement – the ironic words: Ecce Homo. Behold the man!

Just remarkable.

Now, maybe I’m the only one, but hasn’t it ever occurred to you that these powerful scenes we hold so close to our hearts would make for amazing film/T.V.?

So, it begs the question then – if we wrote these powerful scenes for the big-screen, what kind of music would be playing in the background? If we were to write them into film and produce them, what soundtrack would best fit our most loved stories?

So, here’s a list of fun suggestions. Some soundtracks to a few great scenes from Scripture. Some made the list simply because of the word association. Others had a significant mood to them that best matched the scene. Just a little fun. Look it over and make your own list! I’d love to see what you come up with!

Jacob Meets Rachel | “I’ve Just Seen a Face”- The Beatles

David, Bathsheba & Uriah | “I’m Not the Only One” – Sam Smith

Nehemiah; Wall Building Scenes | “It’s a Long Way to the Top” – AC/DC

Exile Accounts; Psalm 137 | “Babylon” – Don Mclean

Return from Exile; Psalm 126 | “Happy!” – Pharrell

Mary’s Magnificat; Birth of Christ | “The Times They Are A Changin'” – Bob Dylan

The Disciples & Jesus; Storm on Galilee | “Riders on the Storm” – The Doors

Jesus & Judas; Last Supper | “Leave” – Glen Hansard

Peter’s Escape From Prison | “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

What music would you set to your favorite scenes of Scripture? Don’t be shy. Share it with us! Be creative!

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