This song is the result of a conversation I had with a student
who was in the midst of a very difficult family situation – a
suicide attempt by a younger sibling.
We face a hard and shallow culture these days.
Fueled by a hedonistic media and a society of moral relativism,
the situation only appears to be getting worse.
With the advance of on-demand technology and accessibility to
personal devices, the moral and spiritual pollution that pour into
the souls of modern man is a terrible source of hopelessness,
playing havoc with our world.
Everyone is being sold the age-old lie of “self as god,” and the
result is lives that don’t work, families that don’t work, a world
that doesn’t work.
Having just finished reading St. Augustine’s book “Confessions,”
I was reflecting on how the author compares the opening verses of
Genesis to the way in which God creates a new heart in the act of
salvation in Christ. From darkness to light, from chaos to order and peace.
With “Confessions” on one knee, Genesis on the other, and the
conversation with my student on my heart, I wrote this song.