A Look at Chris Tomlin’s Single “Good Good Father”
Written by Christi Given | January 2, 2016
Most of you who follow Christian music probably know the song “Good Good Father” from Chris Tomlin’s new album. The song was described as “incredible,” according to Tomlin, who, surprisingly, didn’t write the track, but first heard it with his wife and wanted it to be a part of his new music release. The Christian radio station Air1 Radio first played the song, and they did a “Behind the Music” article that explains the theme and message behind the song.
“The song, written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown, finds its roots in Tony’s story of growing up without a dad. The only person he’s ever called father, in his life, is God. The song has additional nuances too—often resulting in a myriad of experiences for each person who hears it.”
Watch the feature video about the song’s story here:
One of the songwriters on the single “Good Good Father,” Pat Barrett, said that some of the inspiration behind the song is, of course, what the Bible says in the scriptures. He refers to God as not being a distant creator and that Jesus described God as an intimate Father.
I just LOVE the meaning behind the heart of the song, and the chorus kind of at times brings me to tears. I love this song because we have somewhat of a generation who has grown up in some split families from divorce, or absent fathers (fatherless generation), or just have experienced brokenness in human nature. In my case, my dad passed away suddenly when I was 14, so to remind myself that God is my Father is vitally important in not only my walk with the Lord, but in life in general. Yes, indeed, He is a GOOD GOOD FATHER.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name… (John 1:12)
PI Girls, how has this song spoken to you? Comment below and write down any prayer requests you may have.