All For Your Kingdom
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THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG
“All for Your Kingdom” is a song I was inspired to write after reading the account of Mary anointing Jesus with fragrant oil, found in John chapter 12 and Matthew chapter 26. Mary's act of worship using this costly oil, equivalent to one years’ wages was misunderstood by the disciples, who deemed it a waste. Jesus rose to Mary's defense, correcting the disciples and commending Mary for doing a good thing. Our offerings of worship to Jesus can be costly but they are never wasted. Their fragrance will be evident to others and precious to Jesus. Mary's worship was the fruit of her deep devotion, no doubt acquired during her time sat at Jesus' feet. She understood that Jesus held the words of life and that everything else paled in comparison.
The second verse of this song speaks of our prayers rising as incense, another fragrant offering to the Lord. It also echoes Psalm 56, a heartfelt cry to God amidst adversity, whereby the Psalmist states that the Lord numbers our wanderings, puts our tears in a bottle and keeps us from falling. Ultimately this is a song of devotion, surrender and sacrificial worship, a place I need to find myself in daily.
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