Being a father is a crazy thing. My son, who I like to affectionately call “the boy,” is a mimic machine. For better or worse, he is constantly watching what I’m doing, oftentimes repeating my actions down to the smallest detail. The other day, I was chewing gum while I changed thy boy’s diaper. I noticed that he kept opening and closing his mouth repeatedly. It finally dawned on me that he was “chewing gum” too!
One of the things I hope to accomplish as a dad is to help the boy learn to love the Bible and hide it away in his heart. As David says in Psalm 119:9,
How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word. (Psalm 119:9, ESV)
It is a weighty responsibility to teach my son to memorize Scripture. I intend to use every means available to me, including music.
Re:Sound, the music branch of the Resurgence, has released Meet the Rizers an album that seeks to be both biblical in content and musically excellent. As far as children’s music goes, it is some of the most enjoyable, catchy yet not aggravating music I’ve listened to in a while. The production is polished and the songs are very memorable, which is important, since the band name “the Rizers” is shorthand for “the Memo-rizers.”
Meet the Rizers is ten tracks of Scripture set to excellent pop music. It’s exciting to have music that I don’t mind listening that also teaches the boy to memorize Scripture. You should check it out. The album is available on Amazon MP3, iTunes, or the old school way. You can find out more about the Rizers here.