Christian music to add to your Ipod: Rush of Fools

Do you ever wonder how some musical groups come up with their name? I wonder about this all the time, especially with odd names like “Eagle-Eye Cherry,” “Counting Crows,” and “Hole.” What do these names signify, and is there a deeper meaning to them?

When I first heard of Rush of Fools, I didn’t know who they were. They were the opening band for one of my favorite Christian bands, Newsboys. I felt as if I was stereotyping them because of their name-Rush of Fools. Who would want to classify themselves as a fool?

After doing some research on the band, I discovered the meaning behind their name. It was taken from the Biblical passage in 1 Corinthians 1:26-31: “the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” I would interpret this as saying no matter how smart we are and how perfect we think we are, we can never measure up to the All Knowing God.

Their first hit, “Undo,” was released on their premiere self-titled album, “Rush of Fools.” It is a song that every person can relate to, because we all make mistakes and the majority of us wish that we could undo them. This song is showing that we can undo our mistakes by repenting to God and asking Him for forgiveness. We all want to go back to “the place of forgiveness and grace” and “God is the only one who can undo what [we’ve] become.”

After attending the concert in 2008, I purchased their first CD and I can honestly say that it changed my life. In February 2008 I was in a terrible car accident. At the time it occurred, I was listening to Rush of Fools. I can remember the last track I was listening to, “Be Still.”

The last words I heard before someone’s car collided with mine were, “be still and know that I am God.” Such words, taken from Psalm 46:10 have great meaning and gave me a sense of calmness and peace; two things all of us could use more of in our lives.

Rush of Fools’ newest album, “Wonder of the World,” was released in 2009 and is just as fantastic as their first album. Again, the lyrics are relatable to all of us. The primary focus of this album is that God is the only wonder of the world.

Both albums can be classified as Christian rock, meaning that they have more upbeat tempos and catchy rhythms. I highly recommend this band. They helped me get through some rough times and helped me understand that we can always undo what we have done.

of God is stronger than human strength.” I would interpret this as saying no matter how smart we are and how perfect we think we are, we can never measure up to the All Knowing God.

Their first hit, “Undo,” was released on their premiere self-titled album, “Rush of Fools.” It is a song that every person can relate to, because we all make mistakes and the majority of us wish that we could undo them. This song is showing that we can undo our mistakes by repenting to God and asking Him for forgiveness. We all want to go back to “the place of forgiveness and grace” and “God is the only one who can undo what [we’ve] become.”

After attending the concert in 2008, I purchased their first CD and I can honestly say that it changed my life. In February 2008 I was in a terrible car accident. At the time it occurred, I was listening to Rush of Fools. I can remember the last track I was listening to, “Be Still.”

The last words I heard before someone’s car collided with mine were, “be still and know that I am God.” Such words, taken from Psalm 46:10 have great meaning and gave me a sense of calmness and peace; two things all of us could use more of in our lives.

Rush of Fools’ newest album, “Wonder of the World,” was released in 2009 and is just as fantastic as their first album. Again, the lyrics are relatable to all of us. The primary focus of this album is that God is the only wonder of the world.

Both albums can be classified as Christian rock, meaning that they have more upbeat tempos and catchy rhythms. I highly recommend this band. They helped me get through some rough times and helped me understand that we can always undo what we have done.

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