Mac Powell stood on the stage at the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, delivering a soul-stirring rendition of “God Of Wonders.” The essence of this song? Celebrating the majesty of God, the Creator of everything, from the water and earth to the boundless galaxies.
The song is a beautiful reminder that no matter how vast the universe is, it all declares His unmatched glory. Every word in this anthem reminds listeners of the beautiful relationship God desires with each one of us.
Authored by Steve Hindalong and Marc Byrd from the Christian Rock group, The Choir, this song has a fascinating backstory. It was birthed during Marc’s retreat to a cabin in Arkansas. Here, he experienced a spiritual revelation, leading to the creation of several songs, one of which was “God Of Wonders.” As Steve recollects, this particular song was unique and demanded a language that transcended the usual. It aimed to capture the grandeur of God, the Creator of not just our world, but every galaxy in existence.
Steve recalls Marc playing the initial tune to him, with words like, “Hallelujah to the Lord of heaven and earth…” He immediately felt a deep connection, recognizing the need for the song to stand out in its loftiness. He shared, “It’s beyond our comprehension really – this notion that the Creator, not just of our world, not just of the Milky Way, but of ALL the galaxies in the universe – wants to share an intimate relationship with each of his children.”
In life’s chaos and challenges, it’s heartwarming to have songs like “God Of Wonders” to draw us closer to God. We are reminded of His immense love and purity, and the hope that His creations evoke.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1