I originally wrote this song in 1996 to accompany my pastor’s, Mark Pickerill, sermon with the same name. I am so humbled and grateful that God has chosen to use it as one of His instruments to reveal the Father's love and bring His healing. One of the greatest truths of Christian faith is that the God of the Bible is a personal God who knows us and makes Himself known. At the core of who we are, more than anything else, we long to be known and loved and that's exactly what we are. Through Jesus Christ, God has provided the way for us to enjoy this personal relationship with Him!
Lord, I pray that you will touch people on the deepest level through this song and video! Remind each of us that we are never forgotten, unwanted, or unloved no matter who we are, who has rejected us, or what we have done. Amen.
A big thank you to everyone who sent in videos from near and far!
1 John 3:1a “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
John 10:3b “He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.”
Isaiah 43:1b “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.”
Jeremiah 1:5a “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”
Psalm 139:17 “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!”
Psalm 56:8 “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”
Exodus 33:17 “The Lord replied to Moses, ‘I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.’”
Thank you to the following people & organizations for their help & support:
• Glory Reborn in Cebu, Philippines (https://www.gloryreborn.org) • Breakthrough Christian Academy in Manila, Philippines • Christian Assembly Church in Los Angeles, CA • Lighthouse Church in Kuwait City, Kuwait • Randy Alward & Maranatha! Music for allowing me to record and use this master track • Ed Cash for producing this song in such a way that gave it new life!
Audio Production/Recording Engineer/Mixing/Mastering: Ed Cash Video Editors: Bryan Taylor, Joshua Kim, Carlos Gallardo-Candia
The "Song of the Week 2019" campaign is a new song, released every week for the majority of 2019. The motto for this project is, “Share a Song, Share your Faith.” It's our prayer that these songs will be a resource for the Church and a way for individuals to share their hope in Jesus. You can help us with this ongoing mission by becoming a partner.