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THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG
As I’ve been travelling through the Gospels, I’ve been reminded afresh of the mercy of Jesus. He was compassionate to people who were afflicted and gave dignity to so many who were shunned by society. In Mark 10, Jesus heals Bartimaeus from blindness after he appeals for Jesus to have mercy upon him. The heart of Jesus demonstrates sympathy and concern for the people He meets who are in need.
In January of this year I had a lingering cough that can be heard on most of the voice-memos of my song ideas, my wife had been suffering from prolonged morning sickness, contracted flu (which is not great when you’re pregnant) and my daughter awoke one morning with chicken pox. This song came to me in a time that we were all in need of some comfort and healing.
Sickness and disabilities come in all shapes and sizes, however I believe that God’s heart remains the same; rich in mercy. From the seemingly trivial temporary illness to life-limited injuries, his healing hands are swift to our aid. I hope and pray that the song brings comfort to people in need of a touch from God. As we see in the Gospels, and to quote a line from my friend Godfrey Birtil - ‘just one touch from the King changes everything’.
Andy Baker, Chief Enthusiast, Homegrown Worship
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