Touch the sky from Hillsong UNITED’s new album Empires is one of the most touching Christian songs I’ve heard in a long time.
The word to best describe this song is “paradoxical”. Phrases like “upward falling”, “I found my life when I laid it down” may seem like they don’t really make sense. But that is what Christian life is, sometimes. It is hard to explain and people think we’re crazy. That is why I love this song so much. It nails the paradox of spiritual experience so well.
There is an unsaid feeling about spiritual existence. A calm that causes an uproar within. An excitement that can’t be contained. That’s what this song expresses. A paradox that is our life in Christ. It speaks of surrender to God and everlasting joy in the aftermath. And the greatest paradox of all, “I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground”.