Where do I begin…I wanted to give ya’ll a little background on this new project that is finally complete. You see, I come from a long line of love… and good ole southern gospel singers. My brother and I have been singing at church since we were just big enough for daddy to stand us up on a piano bench or the pull-pit. Me, I was the most shy, backward, kid around and never a fan of getting up in front a crowd. Turns out, not much has changed. I’m still not a fan of being in front of a crowd. But, 30 some odd years later, we still sing as a family at the church where we belong and at churches around home, not because we love to put on a show or want to draw a big crowd, but because we feel that it is a calling. Our calling. Our reasonable service unto the Lord.
So, when my dad and one of his life-long friends, Mr. Elmer Cole (who has many accolades all his own), and whom I love dearly, came to me with this song that they had completed together and ask me to sing it, my first reaction was, “no way”, because there are certainly many, many people that could have done a far better job at it that me, but I guess it wasn’t someone else’s job. For whatever reason, it was my job. You see, my dad has written several meaningful songs in his time and when the Lord gave these lyrics to him, this one was no different. It is good. It has a powerful message and the words of this song spoke to my heart and found a lodging place I suppose. So, I gave up the arguing and saying I didn’t want to do it and we went into the studio and laid down the vocals.
Elmer and Mr. Kevin Moore did a fantastic job with the music and production of the song and really put in a lot of hard work, and I want to thank them for making it what it is. It seems like it has taken a long time to get to this day, the day that we release it to the world with the single hope that it reaches America and that God’s people would turn back to Him and He would heal our land. I wanted to explain a little bit of background to the song because I most want to you to understand that this song and video are 100%, absolutely not about me or my family and is not for money, fame, or recognition. It was written, sung, and produced with the sheer hope that it could help somebody, somewhere to stop and realize what it is going to take as a country to get America, our great nation that was founded on God, back on track. As a mom to three precious little girls, I realize now more than ever that there is so much at steak. The very lives of our children and grandchildren hang in the balance. What kind of world are they going to have to grow up in? It scares me to death to think of the circumstances that they will most surely face if we don’t make a change and turn back to God. Think about it. It’s worth doing our part fighting on our knees to help our children.
To the shy little girl that still exists in me today, and doesn’t especially love singing in front of a crowd I take a verse from David’s writing in the book of Psalms where he said, “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?” You see, God has simply been too good to myself and my family for me to not be willing to offer a reasonable sacrifice for Him.
May God bless each and every one of you and we pray that you find a blessing in the song.
~ If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
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Special thanks to Mr. Phil Cross for producing the video. Also to Mr. Paul Messer who did a great job in the role of the grandfather.