Blessing I Can’t See
Written by Rachael on 8th February 2020
Building 429 is a Christian rock band. Their name is derived from Ephesians 4:29, which, in the New International Version of the Bible, reads: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” According to singer Jason Roy, the band’s name originated from a youth group. Jason’s wife Cortni had once belonged to a youth group that had a system called the “429 Challenge.” Whenever someone in the group spoke negatively about another, others were allowed to issue a verbal “four twenty-nine.” This resulted in the offender having to say something nice to the person that was offended. The band members took this challenge and created a name around it – building one another up, hence, “Building 429”. The band members originated from Snyder Memorial Baptist Church and various areas in North Carolina as well as Texas. The current band members are Michael Anderson, Aaron Branch, Jesse Garcia and Jason Roy.
Building 429’s comeback year of 2019 was capped with “Fear No More.” It was one of the most played songs on Christian radio during the last 12 months.
From their “Fear No More” EP comes their new single for 2020 called “Blessing I Can’t See” featuring guest vocalist Brooke DeLeary from the sister duo LoveCollide.
The song reflects Jason Roy’s message this year that “every set back is the set UP for what God has in store” for us. Building 429’s long and successful career is a testament to this truth.