Does Carrie Underwood’s New Music Video for “See You Again” Give a Christian Message?

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    This week I chose to discuss Carrie Underwood’s new music video for “See You Again,” not only because I admire her as an artist, as a follower of Jesus and also as a bold light in the industry, but because the message of the song is so inspirational!

    Underwood performed at the CMT music awards on June 5, 2013 as a tribute to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. She also donated some tour royalties to the Red Cross for the victims. The music video for “See You Again” is for those who experienced loss and anyone who misses their loved ones.

    At Project Inspired, we talk a lot about “secular music” verses “Christian music” and if Christians should listen to worldly music. I think that it is possible for Christian artists to sing non-Christian songs and still be Christians. For example, there are Christian authors, filmmakers and other professionals who may not necessarily be preaching through their art.

    I think you still definitely can give an inspirational and Christ-filled message through your work. Also, in Underwood’s case she is giving hope to those who experienced loss and tragedy, which reflects her faith as well.

    I do not agree that Christians should be promoting sex, drugs and drunkenness–I think that’s the opposite of what we should promote. Sure, people have made mistakes, and if they turn from darkness, then that’s a testimony. Yet if someone claims Christ but promotes a completly ungodly message, then that’s a contradiction.

    PI readers, what do you think about the Underwood’s lyrics and the message of “See You Again”? Do you see Christian imagery, and do you also hear the hopeful message of being reunited with your loved ones?

    Watch the video below:

    I love the different scene collages and quick imagery with the family members hugging, being reunited and running into each other’s arms. I love how you see real, down-to-earth people engaging their loved ones and how you can relate to their emotions.

    The song reminds me not only of missing someone here on earth and getting to be with them again, but also of a reunion in heaven when we go to be with the Lord. The song could have a double meaning of “seeing you again” not only here, but also in eternity. What do you think, PI girls?

    What is your favorite scene or message in the music video, and why? Do you think it is a more Christian music video? Comment below!

    Christi Given
    Christi Given
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.


    1. I barely EVER tear up during songs or movies… this one made me cry a little! It is so relatable. I think the video did express hope to see someone again after they’ve died. Even if it didn’t, I can still interpret the song that way.

    2. Watching the music video brought tears to my eyes. I can’t even imagine haing a husband, brother, or son in combat. We should be proud of those brave men and keep them in our prayers. We should lift their families up in prayer. I do like this song I think it’s comforting for all those going through tough times.

    3. I love this song so much! <3 There are so many different ways that this can be applied to my life right now and I cry everytime I listen to it! lol I NEVER cry over songs but this video had be sobbing! 😉 I think it has a beautiful message to it <3 From loved one's who died, to loved ones who move away, serve our country etc. I love it <3

    4. I just adore Carrie(: she is like my inspiration, my role model if I say(: But she gives gives me inspiration.
      When I first heard this song, I fell in love with it. Just the way it sounded made me feel glad(: when I searched up the lyrics for this song it hit me. I started to cry because whenever I listen to this song it reminds me off my grandpa who passes away two years ago. We were very close, he was the one who have me my first art book and believed in me that my art would take me places of wonders. And just listening to those lyrics saying “see you again”, I just think of seeing him up in heaven(: just everyday I feel him watching over me and my family, it feels like he never left us(:

    5. i love Carrie. (: i hate country music, but i listen to Carrie’s music because she actually had a whole lot of talent and i like her voice…and of course she’s a Christian…though also, i am against the fact that she supports gay marriage, because that is wrong…it’s pretty clear in the Bible that it’s wrong, and although we are called to love everyone (and of course i understand and believe that), we can’t just say it’s fine to sin because God will still love you. THAT’S not okay. i mean, i know we all sin and no sin is less bad than another, so we don’t have a right to judge, but saying that gay marriage is okay when the Bible clearly states it’s not, is wrong.

    6. This song made me cry, my mom got deployed to Afghanistan last April. This song is very uplifting when I miss her, but I knew I will see her again:)

      I pray for all of those brave men and women who serve our country. I know God will keep my mother safe. Joshua 1:9

    7. Wow! What a beautiful message! I love Carrie Underwood! She’s always so modest and follows God! In her song “Temporary Home” she talks about going to heaven and how earth is just our temporary home. She is one of the only celebrities who’s fame and fortune has not gone to her head!

    8. My uncle also is an Air Force pilot and he is finally moving to an hour away from our house! We went from seeing him every year and a half to seeing him at least once a month! I am so excited!

    9. This song is so beautiful, I love all of the reunion scenes! Carrie has such a wonderful and distinct voice, and I love how she uses it to bring glory to God! Bonus points for the cute and modest white dress she’s wearing 🙂

    10. Thank you for showing this!!! I did not know Carrie did this. I almost cracked up. The video is amazing because it shows all the army men and marines. It looks like she made the movie not just about Sandy hook but also about 9/11 and about how we will see all of the love ones again. I like the part where she sings “this is not the end.”

    11. My Grandma died in April, and it’s been really hard because she was the life of our family get togethers. I go over to Grandpa’s house, and it’s quiet. There’s that lingering feeling of trying to push through the pain. This video is such an encouragement to be reminded that we WILL see her again. I was driving her car for about two years when she was sick, and I recently had to trade it in for another one. As weird as it sounds, it felt good to let that car go, it was almost like I was letting go of everything, and saying “Okay, now it’s time to move on. Grandma’s still in my heart, but now that she’s gone, I don’t have to worry about if she is in pain, or how she’s feeling.” Gosh, I’m an emotional wreck.

    12. I just lost my 5 year old dog named Kisa to cancer. :'( She was a Boston Terrier and my baby. Even though she was only a dog, I think I will see that little, cute, stubby-nosed girl in heaven! This song is so sweet! I love it. I am glad Carrie Underwood has kept God first!

    13. I love this song and carrie Underwood!!!! The song reminds me of one of my best friends Sofie who passed away last year at the age of only 14… It reminds me that one day I will hopefully see her again!

    14. I admire Carrie Underwood so much and this song is amazing! I watched her performance at the CMT Mucis Awards and my mom and I were both crying. I absolutely loved the music video. I have it recorded on my DVR and I won’t delete it, haha. And just as a side note, I love the dress she wore in the video. It’s so pretty and modest. (:

    15. I loved the lion at the beginning…And the video certainly gives a heartwarming message, and the song carries a Christian message to some extent. Also, I love that it can be used on all levels of missing someone, from death to deployment to business trips, to college, or anything that separates any two or more people–parents and kids, couples, friends, siblings, cousins, you name it.

    16. My favorite scene in Carrie Underwoods video is when a little girl runs into her dads arms when he is coming home from the army. I think it is such a beautiful thing to see moments like that. It makes me grateful to have a father who can be with me everyday unlike some of the families who’s family members are in the military. I am so grateful for our armed forces who give their lives everyday for our freedom. Also, I think Carrie Underwood expresses her faith and what she believes very well in this video and gives people a sense of hope and faith. 🙂

    17. This music video does not fail to make me cry; the song is very beautiful and can instill a beautiful message in our hearts of hope and peace. Although we may lose special people in our lives, we can one day hopefully see them again.

    18. I LOVE Carrie Underwood! She is a beautiful example of how a good Christian woman can survive and live her dream in spite of all the evil in her industry. I love how she still remains true to herself and her faith no matter what. That’s hard to do. She has never had “work” done, and is still the most beautiful woman celebrity I know of. This is my favorite song by her as well. In her video, I noticed her raising her hands in surrender to God. The video also shows a tombstone marked, “God heals all wounds.” I love that she incorporated those small messages into her video as a tribute to God and an example of her Christianity.

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