Christian Wynonna Judd Reacts to Mother’s Suicide

Wynonna Judd, an award-winning American country singer, opens up about her life and how she came to faith and reliance on God. At one point in her speech she says, “to the world, I’m one,” but “to one, I’m the world.” This shows the intimate relationship the Lord offers, and how He deeply knows and loves His children. Wynonna goes on to sing “I Can Only Imagine,” written by the Christian band MercyMe. The song talks about the triumphant day when we meet God in Heaven and the overwhelming emotions we will feel in His glory and presence. 

According to the Song Story, “The popular worship track didn’t start out as a tool to help better connect people to their Creator, though. Instead, it grew out of the difficult questions MercyMe frontman Bart Millard began asking after losing his father to cancer when the future songwriter was just 19. “I kept hearing that cliched phrase, ‘your dad’s in a better place,'” Millard recalls. Well-intentioned friends would then remind him that if his father could choose to come back to Earth or remain in Heaven, he would certainly choose to stay there. “I heard that so many times after he passed away and for a 19-year-old that doesn’t really do it for you.” 

At the time of this concert, Wynonna shares being touched by this song for similar reasons. She expresses that though she never met her earthly father, she knows there will be a day when she meets her Heavely Father. In light of Wynonna’s mother Naomi’s recent passing, this song must again carry special mmeaning for her.


“Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah

Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine”

“I can only imagine when that day comes
When I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine when all I would do is forever

Forever worship You
I can only imagine
I can only imagine”

Wynonna Judd Becomes Emotional As She Sings ‘I Can Only Imagine’ from the remix on God

3 thoughts on “Christian Wynonna Judd Reacts to Mother’s Suicide

  1. Mike

    It seems that many people “find” religion for two primary reasons. One is a traumatic event in their life such as recovery from drugs or alcohol or the death of a child or parent or a serious accident. The other is from a lifetime of brain washing by parents or associates. From childhood they are led to believe the myths and superstitions of some cult or another.
    Perhaps others are simply looking for the sense of community that religions can offer?

    1. Elissa

      Yes Mike and you keep believing—when you die it is the end and I hope that works out for you! I feel sorry for non believers for they don’t even realize what they are saying.( Side note —Your statement was way more them 2 main reasons lol ) I pray for people like you it’s kind of sad. No it’s really sad but we have choices and free will but one day you will see who is really in control by then it may be too late. P.S. Wynonna was a Christian way before the death of her Mother.

  2. Annabell

    A life without belief in God is like an empty plate set before you when you are hungry. With God in your life you are never alone. I’m so grateful to know my Lord and Savior and have the promise of eternal life


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