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daddy was a preacher….

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Several weeks ago, my sister and I met the popular Christian music group Need to Breathe at a concert. They are an amazing group and Katie and I enjoyed getting to know them a little bit. Before the concert we had the privilege of being a part of the group’s devotional time and then asked Bear (the lead singer) about their song “Washed By the Water.”

Bear and Bo (another band member) are brothers and sons of a pastor. While they were growing up, their family went through some difficult days in trusting God. Well, Katie and I just looked at each other and smiled. We had so much in common with these two brothers who we had just met. God used their song, which they originally thought really only pertained to them, truly encouraged Katie and I to keep our eyes on Jesus Christ alone.

“Washed By the Water”
Even when the rain falls
Even when the flood starts rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water
Daddy was a preacher
She was his wife
Just tryin to make the world a little better
You know, shine a light
People started talking
Trying to hear their own voice
Those people tried to accuse my father
Said he made the wrong choice
Though it might be painful
You know that time will always tell
Those people have long since gone
My father never failed
Even if the Earth crumbles under my feet
Even if the ones I love turn around and crucify me
I won’t never ever let you down
I won’t fall
I won’t fall
I won’t fall as long as you’re around me

Bear and Bo, thank you so much for sharing your song with us. We greatly appreciate you sharing Jesus with us through your pain. May God richly bless you!

God is doing amazing things in Ocala. My family is starting a church here to take Jesus as He is to people as they are, becoming the permanent solution to the pain of sin. Yes there have been struggles, and there will be. But that is what being a Christ follower if all about.

For more details on our new church, check out incourageu.

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