Look at the Lyrics

“From wherever you are
Wherever you’ve been
He’s been there”

Song/Album:    “Open Skies” / Illuminate
Artist:      David Crowder Band
Writers:    David W. Crowder                       

Scripture: “And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.”                     John 10:4

Reflection: Many of us have the understanding that God is omnipresent:  He is everywhere, all the time.  But do we truly grasp the concept that wherever we go, He has actually been there before us? 

In areas of the world where there is still shepherding, the shepherds always explore the terrain before taking their sheep into it.  They inspect the vegetation and water supply, and check for any threats such as wolves.  They will never take their sheep where they have not gone first! 

What a joy and relief that the God we serve does the same thing!  Wherever we are, we can know that He’s been there before… We can boldly praise Him under open skies!


About The Author

Judy Edwards has been a part of the Christian music industry for over 15 years. She is currently employed by Salem Communications, working in Nashville, TN for their radio station networks and publishing division. She has led small group women’s Bible studies, as well as taught children’s Bible classes. She and her husband, Thad, reside in Nashville and attend Belmont Church. In their free time they enjoy sailing, traveling, and walking Wally, their rescue golden retriever. Judy created Look at the Lyrics™ to complement the message of Christian music. This is not a story behind the song. Portions of song lyrics used are for private, non-commercial use and educational purposes only. Look at the Lyrics™ devotionals do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the referenced songwriters or artists.