Casting Crowns’ 5th Studio Album: Come to the Well
On October 18, multi-award winning, contemporary Christian rock band, Casting Crowns, released their fifth studio album, Come to the Well, which has been continuously praised for having deep Biblical lyrics that will definitely speak to people’s hearts.
It is not only an album with great melodies, rhythms, and tunes you’d love to sing along with, but it also contains compelling and heavily spiritual messages that will make a big impact on your Christian life.
Casting Crowns front man, Mark Hall, explains the significance of the album title and how it relates to the story of the woman at the well in the Bible.
“Teaching through the story of the woman at the well with my teenagers and my families is where it all came from,” said Hall. “Your friends aren’t the well. They aren’t always going to do the right thing or be there for you. Your athletic scholarship can’t be the well. If your knee goes out, your well is dry. You need to draw from Jesus, pour into that. That is where it started… with the idea of Jesus being the well versus other things.”
The first single off the album, Courageous, will challenge it’s listeners in so many ways. Hall explains that the message of the song is meant to inspire people not only to be part of the audience, but to be part of the action.
Us Christians aren’t meant to sit by the bleachers and just watch. God gave us an assignment, which was to share the gospel to nations, and make a difference in people’s lives through Jesus Christ. As the song says, “May the watchers become warriors, let the men of God arise.”
That alone is enough to challenge people to fulfill the purpose that God had intended for them.
Another track from the album, Jesus, Friend of Sinners, is an inspiring song that will lead people to so many realizations.
Often we like pointing fingers at other people, failing to see our own faults. We need to be reminded that Jesus was a friend of sinners and He did not turn His back on us because of our faulty doings. This song can definitely serve as our daily reminder for that.
So Far to Find You and Face Down are two moving songs that are both about knowing who God is as our Creator, and just simply enjoying His presence, instead of just running to Him when we need something. These are the types of songs that you can sing at church, without doubting that you will bring a few people to tears.
The Well has a compact and truthful message about having Jesus as our well, someone that we draw water from so that we will never thirst again.
According to Mark Hall, the main point of the song is that, “Jesus isn’t a life enhancement. Jesus is life.” Often we see Him as something that will make things better, things that we already have. Often times, we fail to realize that He is what we need, and not anything else.
Angel, is a song written about Hall’s wife. The ones who have found that special someone that God had intended for them, will be able to relate to this. It speaks about loyalty, love, and passion.
Other songs in the album, such as Spirit Wind, Just Another Birthday, Wedding Day, My Own Worst Enemy, Already There, and City on the Hill, speak about significant things such as revival, dealing with sin, importance of fatherhood, the coming of Jesus Christ, and so many more things that will lead us back not only to the Bible, but to Jesus Christ himself.
People who bought the album definitely had nothing but praises for it. For them, the songs have ministered to them in various ways that will forever be significant to them.
One fan said, “God uses Casting Crowns to spread His truth and love.” Most of them see the songs as challenging messages that will inspire you to be a better person through God.
This album isn’t only an album made for people to listen to, but also to learn from. Listening to the songs will open your eyes to so many things, even simple things in your Christian life that you have not seen before.
What makes Casting Crowns so successful, especially with this new album, is the fact that even if their songs are like praise and worship, people of different races and religions can still relate to it and appreciate it because of its secular and mainstream sound.
As a conclusion, their new album is definitely something that Christians will love. It’s diverse, it’s moving, and it’s just simply a joy and inspiration to listen to. It is most certainly an album that will help Christians grow in the Lord.