I wrote a song a while ago. It's a song that's very important to me, and to my personal convictions. It's a song that, until recently, I haven't shared publicly. Part of the reason for that is because I was planning on debuting it on my podcast, The Christian Artist, and it took us a while to get around to the topic. The other reason is that the song is a challenge to me as much as it is to anyone else, and I have been struggling with being in a good place; feeling like I was "worthy" of this song, in a sense. It's a heavy song that deals with a heavy topic: The murder of unborn children in the womb. But it's also about me and my own desire to change the world for Christ, despite my lack of ability or personal worthiness to do so.
Luckily, God is bigger than me, and so he doesn't need me to change the world. He can do it through the rest of His faithful Bride. But also luckily, God deigns to use crooked sticks like me. And more than that, He straightens crooked sticks. He makes them new when they were dead. He grafts them onto a Tree of Life.
That's what this song is about. My own inability and God's ability to change the world. To lead those stumbling towards slaughter away from harm. To raise up a generation of godly people who will proclaim the Kingdom of God. And to save His people.
I was challenged to write this song because of Apologia Studios and their influence on my life. Their movement #EndAbortionNow is the most bold, God-honoring, and amazing movements I've seen in my lifetime, and it inspired me so much that I had to put my feelings down to music. Human abortion is wicked and needs to be stopped, and we have the only Gospel that can change human hearts.
Without further ado, here is my song, and my battle cry: End It Now.
I might post a further article delving into the lyrics of the song itself and explaining them further, as well as just talking about my general creative process. Let me know if that's something you would be interested in in the comments below!