“What I Almost Was” by Eric Church
— Friday, February 10th, 2012 —
Remember that girl from algebra class back in high school? Remember how you prayed and prayed so many times, that God might bring the two of you together? Remember how he never did?
For so many of us the line from the Garth Brooks song rings true: “Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”
So many of us can now see how the blessings God chose to give us could not have come were he to have given us what we wanted back then. In this week’s episode of “The Cross and the Jukebox,” we’ll be looking at a newer song by a man named Eric Church called “What I Almost Was.” In this song, Church looks back on the life he had, the life he could have had, and thanks God he didn’t become who he “almost was.”
As we listen to this song about what almost was, we’ll talk about the way it points us to God’s wisdom, and his kindness and providence, and how God often spares us from what could have been if we had received what we wanted.