Zach Williams released powerful single, "There Was Jesus", back in October 2019 as a part of his album, "Rescue Story."
Today, his music video with award-winning Dolly Parton debuted and is nothing short of eloquent.
The song discusses the theme of through anything, Jesus is there. The first verse talks about trying to control your own life and walking without Jesus but, that even when we stray, He is there.
Jesus is always there for us and all we have to do is turn to Him. Life gets tough and sometimes that seems like the hardest thing to do, but I promise you, life will be a lot better if we turn back to Him. It won't always be easy, but it'll be worth it.
The video compiles many components that speak to many different walks of life.
Broken people in need of a Savior. We all fit that bill.
The visual element of Williams and Parton standing back to back is an interesting approach that actually helps the message of the song.
If you think about one of them as their past self, and the other as a present self, they never turn around to each other the entire video. That is a great representation that we don't want to look at our past selves. We want to forget shameful things we've done. While we shouldn't dwell on our past because once we ask for forgiveness, Jesus washes away that sin, that past is still a part of who we are. Remembering your past is a great way to share your testimony because there might be people out there going through now what you went through.
Our past makes our present selves better because we can look at the past and fix it now.
What an incredible way to show that through the cinematography of the video.
About Zach Williams:
Zach Williams is a Christian singer/songwriter from Jonesboro, Arkansas. He has been a part of the music business since 2007 in groups such as Zach Williams and the Reformation, and Brothers of Grace. Known for songs such as "Chain Breaker", and "Old Church Choir", Williams has a powerful voice with an even more powerful faith.
"There Was Jesus" is available wherever music is sold and available to stream.
For more about Zach Williams, please visit https://www.zachwilliamsmusic.com/
Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.