What Does “Air Jordan” Mean?
Published on July 27, 2009
As of late, many people have asked me what does my song “Air Jordan” mean. In this note I attempt to explain the meaning of the overall song. Soon, I will also make a video going into more detail about each verse and about specific things I say in the song that maybe misunderstood or misinterpreted.
Though several Biblical stories influenced this song, the main 1 I drew from was the story of Moses and the Israelites when God commanded them to possess the land of Canaan.
Moses sent 12 (1 for each tribe of Israel) to Canaan as spies to scout (evaluate) the land to see if it was good to possess. 2 of the 12 came back with a great report saying “Yes, let’s seize the land.” The other 10 came back with doubt saying “No we can not possess the land b/c their are giants that dwell there. The Israelites did not obey God and were punished b/c they were intimidated by the giants that were blocking the goal.
Quite the contrary, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls was not intimidated by the giants (center position players) that blocked the goal (the basketball rim). He didn’t settle for a jump shot because he was scared of getting his shot blocked! No! He jumped over those giants and dunked the ball (aka he “Air Jordan’d On Em.”).
God gives us goals to accomplish here on this earth. Everything is not always going to go smooth and according to our plan. But we should not allow that to discourage us because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). We can overcome opposition through Christ Jesus.
So when opposition (the giant you face) is in your face/
Trying to play defense (trying to prohibit/stop you from obeying God)/
I/we’re bigger than this dude (opposition aka The Giant), this don’t make no sense (Without faith it’s impossible to please God…Hebrews 11:6)/
I/We Air Jordan On Em (4x)(we jump over our giants/we leap over our walls).
I hope this brings clarity to my song “Air Jordan”
Grace & Peace,