I originally intended this song to be about Moses, from the perspective of God’s love for him. The Angel of the Lord spoke to Moses at the burning bush, choosing him – imperfections and all – for what had to be a lonely mission.
Then I started thinking about Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Iran. The song really became about him. Again, from the perspective of a Father who doesn’t run from pain. Instead, he runs toward it.
He knows suffering, and does not abandon us. His love endures.
This is posted with permission from Naghmeh Abedini. She asks you to continue to praying for her family. Thank you to my friend Sean Moody for collaborating with me on this. We’re moving from California soon, and I will miss Sean and our conversations dearly.