You Are Loved

Album: If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • Rebecca St. James is an Australian Grammy Award winning Christian pop rock singer-songwriter. This song is the second single from her eighth studio album, If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something.
  • The song expresses St. James' desire to tell her childhood friend about God's amazing love. She explained: "It's written about a childhood friend of mine that I grew up with in Sydney. I fell out of contact with him after leaving our Christian school to move to a different state. I ran into a mutual friend years later and asked how our friend, Daniel, was doing. This friend told me that Daniel had really fallen away from God and that he'd been abusing drugs as well. As I was thinking about what I wanted to write about on this album, he very randomly came to mind—and I felt that this 'random' thought was actually placed there by God. I had the concept… 'If I had one chance to tell Daniel something, what would I say to him?' The message I felt God really laid on my heart was to tell him…'You are loved.' This is a song for the prodigals—which is all of us. God is the father that has His arms open wide waiting for us. He wants us to run towards Him and He will run toward us. It's a song of hope and a message my generation needs to hear. 'No matter where you've been and what you've done…you are loved.' From this song came the album title—and really the key theme of the project."

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