"...Because I live, you will live also.” (John 14:19)
Researching the stories behind the Christian hymns of our faith for this month’s blogs has been a particular joy for me. Learning about the experiences that others came through that brought them to a closer walk with God is very uplifting. It is amazing how the Lord inspired them to put their experiences into musical form to inspire and encourage so many. The one that lifts me more than any other when I feel depressed, discouraged, or pondering some unwanted news is “Because He Lives,” by Bill and Gloria Gaither. The life experience of how this inspiring song came to be is best expressed by Gloria herself.
This song Because He Lives came out of their personal experience during a dark discouraging time for them. Tomorrow with all the uncertainty that it brings still has a sense of assurance that only Christ Jesus gives. God holds the future and makes life worth living for all who trust in Him.