The profound message that resonates through the heartwarming performance of ‘Talking to Jesus’ by Brandon Lake and Thomas Rhett at The Ryman, a historic Nashville venue, is that actions have a significant influence and impact on others. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to be witnesses and spread the message of Christ to others. Often, people misconstrue this as engaging in deep conversations about Christ and His crucifixion. While this is crucial, it is equally important to remember the adage that actions speak louder than words. Living a life that honors Christ and adheres to His teachings can have a monumental impact on those around us, as our neighbors and children are always observing to see if our actions align with our professed beliefs.
The song beautifully captures instances where the actions of others influenced and affected the faith of Brandon and Thomas. Brandon recalls hearing his grandmother pray out loud throughout her life, while Thomas reminisces about his mother taking him to church every Sunday and Wednesday evening, despite his resistance. He acknowledges that his mother’s persistence instilled in him the significance of having God as a part of his life, a realization he is grateful for today. Psalm 145:18 affirms, “The Lord is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.”
Now, as they both sing, the actions of their grandmother and mother have inspired them to pass on their faith and belief in Christ to others. Brandon shares a poignant moment when his son walked in on him while he was praying, leading to a conversation about ‘talking to Jesus.’ It is a testament to the powerful influence that living a Christ-centered life can have on the next generation.
Our lives are a living testimony of our faith, and our actions can either draw others closer to Christ or push them away. Therefore, it is imperative to be mindful of the way we live our lives and the impact it has on those around us. The apostle Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” By embodying the teachings of Christ, we can inspire others to seek a relationship with Him, just as Brandon and Thomas were inspired by the actions of their loved ones.
The performance of ‘Talking to Jesus’ is a poignant reminder of the power of actions to influence and impact the faith of others. Let it serve as an encouragement to live a life that honors Christ and reflects His teachings, as our actions can have a lasting impact on the generations to come. Watch the video below to experience the touching performance of ‘Talking to Jesus’ by Brandon Lake and Thomas Rhett.