What’s New | Feb 17

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“Waymaker” is #1 song in the church (you’re probably singing it regularly on Sundays!), and the first time Michael W. Smith heard it (his daughter first introduced him to this song in early 2018), he knew immediately it was a song he’d sing the rest of his life. So sing along and have a worship service in your car or at your desk! These lyrics carry such weight and power. Jesus truly IS the way maker and promise keeper.

Overwhelmed. Many of us can relate to that feeling on a regular basis. Life is busy and full, and even on the best of days it can be tough to look past our circumstances. Matt Maher’s song “Alive & Breathing” is a simple reminder that God’s promises don’t cease because of our circumstances. There is so much still in store for us in this life.

Romans 8:38–39 reminds us of God’s great love for us: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

This verse helped inspire We Are Messengers’ song, “Love.” Darren Mulligan of the band says, “In a world that is constantly changing, where we are tired and weary, I find all my refuge in the steadfast unchanging love of God and in the promise that His love will never leave us.”

Just who is Andrew Ripp? He’s toured with NEEDTOBREATHE, Jon Foreman and more, but recently, he took a hiatus to recharge and find perspective. This became a time of waiting for him and his wife, Carly, too, as they struggled to start a family. Andrew says, “It became clear that I couldn’t create anything beautiful or meaningful from a place of exhaustion. I needed time to rest and become inspired by music again. I felt like God was asking me to put my guitar down and wait.” Out of this time of waiting came fresh new songs like “God Knows (Must Be Love)”, as well as a huge surprise, the adoption of their daughter.

Listen for “Waymaker,” “Alive & Breathing,” “Love” and “God Knows (Must Be Love)” on LifeSongs!