In March of this past year, Mission City Worship released a
small album of worship songs. While they have all been
impactful in our community and church, one song in particular
has reached further than we expected. Originally the song
wasn't supposed to even be on the album. It didn't get recorded
in time and so it was going to be scrapped.
However, when the hard drive with all our
original files was wiped clean and we had to
re-record everything, we threw this song in at
the last minute as an acoustic track on the
album. The original recording released was
done in one take...
we had no idea where it would go from there.
"My life isn't perfect. I've had 'lows" over the last few years that, at times, have knocked all
hope out of me! And while I can't explain why or how come it had to hurt so much, I found hope
again in His Word! In the fact that His Word says "He is working all things together for the good
of those who love Him and are called by His name." Romans 8:28 And so I trumpeted that
verse as if it was my sword during the rough season! See if a good, righteous and faithful
God is on my side, than I HAVE TO BELIEVE HE IS STILL WORKING! HE IS NOT DONE! SO
I WILL CHOOSE TO PRAISE HIM...EVEN IF!" - Shannon Estee
The stories of life impact from this song have poured in over the past several months. God has truly used
this story to bring comfort, peace and hope to many in dark situations. One of the stories that impacted us
most was from a family in Georgia who were pregnant with quadruplets. After struggling for a long time to
get pregnant, Kenny and Kayla were blessed with quadruplets and were beyond excited for their soon to be
family of 6. But when Kayla went into labor after only 6 months and three of their sweet babies
didn't make it, the family was at a loss for hope. It was then that
someone sent them the song "Even If". Kenny and Kayla found
comfort and hope through the lyrics "I know if I'm still breathin,
you're still working." They chose to play the song in the NICU
as little Elijah was still fighting and holding on.
By God's goodness, Elijah is still breathing and proved to
be a strong little fighter. Today his is home with his family
and they are praising God every day for His miracle and
the hope they found in a time of loss.