Song Story | “Reconcile”
Christ has given us the ministry of reconciliation. I recently released “Reconcile.” It is a song of prayer for the church about unity and reconciliation. The weight of this message right now is not lost on me. The Lord has been leading me on a journey of understanding His heart for unity for His people.
When I was a young girl, I remember encountering division for the first time. I saw it in families, people groups, churches…it hit me deeply in my spirit. Something inside me knew that was not the life we were meant to lead. He writes His truths on our hearts – Romans 2:15. I love the way the spirit reveals things to us we may not even fully understand yet.
My heart longed to see people loving each other and coming together. I couldn’t reconcile my feelings for unity with what my eyes were seeing. I began to pray that the father would teach me how to truly love everyone He placed in my life.
That prayer marked my heart. It led me to Jesus. I’m so thankful for Jesus. The way He loves us and models how to walk in that love in a broken world that is being reconciled to Him. Love one another – John 13:34-35 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
The father has taken me on a journey of humility. I am still only just beginning to learn what this ministry of reconciliation means. Each day I pray that I will grow in understanding my part in Christ’s reconciliation on this earth. Each of us has been given a part of this ministry.
I wrote this song alongside DOE, Aaron Moses, Ryan Ofei and Kristian Stanfill. Since we finished this song, this prayer for unity has taken an even greater hold on me. Shining a light on my heart and exposing areas that desperately need the redemptive work of Christ’s reconciliation. Understanding the gift of forgiveness and grace in my own life. And how to extend that which was given to me, to others.
Do I look like the hands and feet of Jesus? Walking in constant love and continuing the work of Christ’s ministry of reconciliation? I pray you ask these questions in your own heart. As you listen to the song, our hope is you would pray those words with us. “Jesus come and reconcile your body.”
“…He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…”
– 2 Corinthians 5:19