What It Means To Be Loved

Album: Come Alive (2009)


  • This is a track from Contemporary Christian Music singer-songwriter Mark Schultz's sixth album Come Alive.
  • Shultz was adopted as a child and he and his wife, Kate have been active in ministering to orphans and other needy children. This song is a classic Schultz heart-tugger about parents' love for their children. He told Christian Music Today the story behind this song: "One day Kate said, 'I think we should think about adopting some kids with special needs who are pretty bad off and may not even live to be a couple years old.' I said, 'Honey, what have you been reading and why do we need to do that?' She said, 'If they are on the sidelines of life and nobody's paying attention to them, I want to make sure they know what a great birthday and Christmas is. So before they get to heaven they know they were loved here on earth.' [The other part of the song came from] my wife telling me about a family, where the doctor said, 'You're halfway through your pregnancy, but the tests are showing your baby may not even make it to its first birthday.' There are doctors that do abortions. They don't even think about it; they just do it. So when a doctor said, 'I'm ready to do that right now,' the woman said, I want to give her the world. I want to hold her hand. I want to be her mom as long as I can. I want to show her what it means to be loved."

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  • Nathan from Fort Wayne, InThis story is a real "heart-tugger." it pulled at my heart.
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