This is the first single and title track of the eighth major label, full-length studio album from Contemporary Christian Music band, MercyMe. Lead vocalist Bart Millard remarked that the song, "is a celebration of that moment when these two worlds collide - the deep need for healing and the God who provides it."
In our interview with Millard
, he told the story: "It was written a few weeks after my cousin, who was a firefighter in Dallas, was killed in the line of duty. And I found myself speaking at the funeral. Just a few minutes before I got up to speak, I realized, Man, I've got to stand here and explain to 3,000 firefighters how somehow God is still in control. And there was this overwhelming feeling, because at the time, I wasn't quite sure myself, to be honest. I remember getting up there, and what kept going through my mind is, Man, I felt like I had as many doubts as they have, but somehow I'm able to stand here and speak truth.
It was just that moment of, I don't have it all together, but the truth remains the same. If I were to ever wait until I had my life lined up and perfect to be eligible to stand at a pulpit and speak the gospel, I'd never get a chance to do it. So I kept praying before I got up there with God, We don't need an encounter with you, we don't need our paths just
to cross, but we need a full blown collision to where we just live one and the same; we're so mingled and intertwined. And I don't know if that was pain we needed, or just acknowledging that we're in the middle of it.
That thought stayed with me for a while, and probably two or three weeks later we were starting a tour. It was the first time I really found myself by myself during the season. I was sitting in the arena on one of the first tour dates, and I just fell apart. I pulled my iPhone out, started talking lyrics, and 10 minutes or so later I was done. I was freaking out, because it went so fast. I started texting all the guys different lines, going, Man, this is stuff is just rolling out of me.
It did come out of a really difficult time, and I'm just hoping that it connects with people that are going through similar situations."