When I hired my intern little did I know I was hiring such a talented lady. Not only does Kristin have an eye for all things creative but she also has a beautiful voice. It's seriously a God given talent. The first time I heard this song I was almost in tears. Seriously! I'm so excited to have this week's lyric & song be by my fabulous intern Kristin! Lucky you, you'll be getting a little behind the music right here on the blog by the artist herself! :)
I wrote this song based on the following two passages of the Bible: Luke 17:7-10 and Luke 7:36-50. I was a member of an artists community in college, and one of our challenges at the end of the semester was to produce art based on the Luke 17 passage. Out of that passage I was led to Luke 7 and the story of the woman who anointed Jesus at the house of a Pharisee. What a captivating story -- this woman, who is introduced as a sinner, seeks out Jesus...why? I would like to think that she had heard much about him and not only his mighty deeds, but also the forgiveness he extended to sinners. She was aware of her own sin, and she needed mercy, she needed grace, she needed Jesus.
Too often I walk around feeling so entitled, so unaware of the mercy and grace I've been extended, as if I have done something to merit my salvation. Have I? No. Not one bit. I am unworthy. I am this woman, the sinner who is also in desperate need of the forgiveness of Christ.
This song is the recognition of that need and of the undeserved love of Jesus poured out on me. He came into the world to save sinners, so in response I take the posture of the Luke 7 woman, and worship the Worthy One.
P.S. Shout out to my cousin, David Schroder, for the amazing production of this song!