One word – FLOORED. Absolutely floored. I can guarantee you that this video will definitely give you goose bumps, if you haven’t already watched it. We are looking at some Swedish-American talent here. Jonathan Thulin has often been known for his dash of variety to Christian music. He uses this artistic, imaginative style and concept to create some theatrically mind-blowing music videos. Add to this his genuinely inspired voice. Amazing. Thulin is also a part of the notable band – Press Play. The amount of talent we are looking at here is astonishing.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Rachael Lampa steps in. It’s an undeniable fact that Rachael Lampa – Dove-award winner – has an extremely unique, refined voice that holds a lot of depth. This depth in her voice gives the song a thrilling, stimulating feel. The music, musical instruments and players have done a splendid performance in bringing out the depth and the breathtaking perception to the song and the video.
With all of this combined, the result is an incredible, stirring, breathtaking music video that leaves a huge impact on the viewer.
The idea and plot behind the video is unique, one-of-a-kind, and simply marvelous. It is very simple and uncomplicated, yet brilliant. It is the beautiful story of salvation and redemption after the fall of man. The white room represents humanity as God created it – before it gave into sin. The video shows how Eve was tempted to partake of the forbidden fruit, thus plunging mankind, as we know it, into the trap of sin with Death as the ultimate consequence. The black solution represents sin, spreading all over mankind ruining it’s white glorious purity casting its deathly glow all over. However, at the end of the video, we hear a mechanical voice announce ‘System Error’ as everything rewinds back to the start and all memory of sin is erased. This represents Christ who died on the cross, carrying the burden of mankind’s sin. He was sacrificed so we could be free from the bondage of sin and redeemed once again to His fold. The splash of Red and white paint represent Christ’s blood that washes us away from all our sin and restores our purity in the sight of the Father. Our bounty has been paid, and mankind has been restored to its original, innocent glory. It’s like the mechanical voice says: “Restarting system…”
It’s a beautiful contemporary portrayal of the story of mankind from the beginning, the fall of man, the overtaking of sin, till the point when Jesus stepped in and paid our debt releasing us from the burden of sin. It calls us once again to repentance, to check our lives for sin and unrighteousness, reminding us of how Satan works around us, tempting us, making us fall. We should never forget the gift of Salvation that Jesus presented to us when He shed His blood on the Cross for our sins, washing away all our iniquity and paving a road for us to be redeemed into the Father’s Kingdom once again. We often need such reminders and this music video proves a great reminder of the love of the Father and the price He paid for our sin.
“You may never know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you have.” — Corrie Ten Boom