Casting Crowns Only Jesus
Released: November 16, 2018
Nobody wants to feel as though they’ve merely taken up space without adding any value to the world. With that in mind, we often to leave behind a legacy via our accomplishments; starting a business, nurturing a family, performing acts of service, participating in arts and athletics, and the like. Even if we’ve already gotten the message that we can’t take our possessions with us, we still seek recognition that will outlive us. Yet again, we’ve made a mistake; believing that our work is only valuable if we receive the credit for it, and continue to be lauded ad infinitum.
When we seek applause for our works, pre- or posthumous, we’ve forgotten that the same Christ in whose power we operate is also the One to whom all glory is due. Therefore, He’s the One whose name we ought to remember above all others. Goodness knows there are plenty of people in the Bible who are never identified by name, only being remembered for the way God used them. Apart from Him, we are useless. Casting Crowns’s latest album, Only Jesus, encourages us to recognize that His name is the only name we ought to praise.