Don't Miss the Boat - Story Behind the Song
There’s something epically awe-striking and reverent about organ music in a grand cathedral with acoustics that are out of this world. An organ reverberating with choral voices, bouncing around a cathedral's high ceiling gives me shivers. Without fail it always leads me to think about the absolute grand scale of who God is and how small we are. The transition from organ to piano in the beginning of 'Don't Miss the Boat' musically represents how the swirling morality of the world can sometimes co-exists in our minds with truth of God. This song really was written to represent an aspect of the struggle that exists in the world between Truth and error, especially in regards to post-modernism. The song was written during a time when Monique was a high school Bible teacher. She was teaching an Ethics and Morality unit to several classes, which led to a lot of discussions with her students about their views of truth, morals, ethics, and how it relates to God. The base lyrics of the song was written rather quickly one afternoon after work in response to the heartache and turmoil Monique felt about the lack of certainty a lot of her students had in what is truth within their worldview. The first verse reflects this heartache and the chorus’ lyrics and the song's title are inspired by Matthew 24:37-39, which likens the second coming to noah’s ark, when the doors one day did close. The second verse reflects the answer to the uncertainty in the world that 'To find the perfect peace. In the Word of God. The answers to the questions. What's right? What's wrong?' It's a beautiful thing that in a world full of uncertainty, God offers us peace.