I’ve finally picked my first Song of the Year for 2007. “What If” is a powerful song that dares to ask skeptical seekers to put their ideologies on hold long enough to consider that there’s more to Jesus than what they’ve heard. It reminded me of the days just before my conversion, when I was weighing the various possibilities and their consequences – similar to those of the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal in Pascal’s Wager. I remember asking myself the very same question “What if it’s real?” and concluded that I have more, much more, to loose if I do not made the jump.

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Nichole Nordeman – What If
From the album Brave

What if you’re right?
And he was just another nice guy
What if you’re right?
What if it’s true?
They say the cross will only make a fool of you
And what if it’s true?

What if he takes his palace in history
With all the prophets and the kings
Who taught us love and came in peace
But then the story ends
What then?

(Chours)
But what if you’re wrong?
What if there’s more?
What if there’s hope you never dreamed of hoping for?
What if you jump?
And just close your eyes?
What if the arms that catch you, catch you by surprise?
What if He’s more than enough?
What if it’s love?

What if you dig, What if you dig
Way down deeper than your simple-minded friends
What if you dig?
What if you find
A thousand more unanswered questions inside
That’s all you find

What if you pick apart the logic
And begin to poke the holes
What if the crown of thorns is no more
Then folklore that must be told and retold

(Chours)

You’ve been running as fast as you can
You’ve been looking for a place you can land so long
But what if you’re wrong?

What if you jump?
And just close your eyes?
What if the arms that catch you, catch you by surprise?
What if He’s more than enough?
What if it’s love?

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