This song was written by Steve Wiggins, and was recorded by Big Tent Revival… included on their album, Big Tent Revival. This album was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Big Tent Revival is a Christian rock band that formed in 1991, toured extensively, disbanded in 2000, and reformed in 2012.
The band is made up of Steve Wiggins (1991-2000, 2012–present) – vocals and guitar; Spence Smith (1991-2000, 2012–present) – drums; Randy Williams (1996-2000, 2012–present) – lead guitar; David Alan (1997-2000, 2012–present) – keyboards; and
Steve Dale (1999-2000, 2012–present) – bass guitar.
I don’t know where or why I bought this CD. But, this song quickly became one of my favorites. It tells the story about two different couples; one trusted in Jesus through the storms of life… and the other didn’t.
Bible Reference… Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49; 1Corinthians 3:11
This here’s a song about two sets of Jones’; Rothchild, Evelyn, Rueben, and Sue.
And, just for discussion through random selection,
we’ve chosen two couples who haven’t a clue.
Rothchild was lucky to marry so wealthy; Evelyn bought him a house on the beach.
Rueben and Sue, they had nothing but Jesus
and at night they would pray He would care for them each.
And the rain came down, and it blew the four walls down.
And the clouds they rolled away… and one set of Jones’, was standing that day.
Evelyn’s daddy was proud of young Rothchild; he worked the late hours to be #1.
Just newlyweds and their marriage got rocky; he’s flying to Dallas, she’s having a son.
Rueben was holding a Gideon’s Bible,
and he screamed, “It’s a boy!”, so that everyone heard.
And the guys at the factory took a collection;
again God provided for bills He incurred. (CHORUS)
So what is the point of this story? What am I trying to say?
Well, is your life built on the rock of Christ Jesus
or a sandy foundation you’ve managed to lay?
Well, needless to say, Evelyn left her husband, and sued him for every penny he had.
But, I truly wish that those two would find Jesus
before things get worse than they already have. (CHORUS)
There’s two sets of Jones’; which ones will you be?