Dear Me

Album: Every Mile Mattered (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Nichole Nordeman writes a letter to her younger self, letting her know that she's learned from experience that God will be with her no matter what.
  • An important line is, "Remember when we thought there were a handful of some magic words to pray?" In a Songfacts interview with Nordeman, she explained this was "the sinner's prayer." Said Nordeman: "The words I repeated when I was 7 years old, without a clue as to what I was really saying, but certain that these magic words protected me from a fiery hell that a loving God would let me burn in forever if I didn't say them. The prayer that is not found in scripture, anywhere.

    I could write pages on how deeply disturbed I am by how much damage is still done by fear-based salvation. How much unlearning a lot of us grown-ups are still doing."

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