I looked at the group and decided not to join because I ask myself the question, 'what is the point of this campaign?'
I do not understand it. The reality is that if this song does get to number 1 (and I doubt it will), what difference will it make? Are Christians expecting a great revival in the nation based on this campaign? Are we expecting people flocking to church because they heard this Christian song on the radio? Or is it that once again we have sold out to celebrity culture?
I probably sound a bit grumpy, so apologies! The thing is, this is nothing more than a repeat of the Cliff Richard number 1 scenario that happened at the turn of the millennium. It doesn't matter that Delirious are a 'cool' Christian band, because the effect will be exactly the same; apathy from the British public.
Now I could be totally wrong, and I hope I am, but I suspect that even if this does get off the ground it will have little if any affect at all for the sake of the Gospel. I believe the best way we can be history makers is by loving God and loving our neighbour in deeply covenanted and radical ways. History has been made at the Cross, we have been called to declare it and live it out in ways that will bring real and lasting transformation into the communities we live. We can be history makers by bringing the Kingdom of God into the here and now, not by simply singing songs, but by being instruments of the grace and love of God.
The reality is that this is just a song, nothing more, and that is why it won't change anything. The Gospel is the power of salvation not a song. So it is as we live out the Gospel in words and actions where real history will be made.