Today’s song, "Dear Hate", was written shortly after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, killing more than 50 and injuring more than 400 in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. The shooting took place during a Jason Aldean performance at a Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October 2017. All proceeds from this song were donated to benefit shooting victims and their families.
This tragedy was an act of hate straight from the devil. Hatred doesn’t come from God. God is LOVE, and LOVE conquered all on a Cross over 2000 years ago when Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Perfect Atonement for sin, breathed, “It is finished.” The first Adam failed in Eden, but the last Adam (Jesus) succeeded in Gethsemane. Please stop and say a prayer for the families affected by this horrific event, as pain through the loss of loved ones never stops, and the injured have scars as permanent reminders. There is purpose in the pain. The last verse of the song reminds us that God is ever-present and He conquers all!
1John 3:8 - “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1Corinthians 15:57 - “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2Corinthians 2:14a - “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ …”
Song Lyrics: Dear Hate, I saw you on the news today. Like a shock that takes my breath away, you fall like rain, cover us in drops of pain; I'm afraid that we just might drown. Dear Hate, well, you sure are colorblind. Your kiss is the cruelest kind! You could poison any mind, just look at mine. Don't know how this world keeps spinning 'round and 'round. You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass. I see you in the morning, staring through the looking glass. You whisper down through history and echo through these halls. But I hate to tell you, Love's gonna conquer all! Dear Hate, you were smiling from that Selma bridge; in Dallas, when that bullet hit and Jackie cried; you pulled those towers from the sky; but even on our darkest nights, the world keeps spinning 'round. Dear LOVE, just when I think You've given up. You were there in the garden when I ran from Your voice; I hear You every morning through the chaos and the noise. You still whisper down through history and echo through these halls, and tell me, “LOVE's gonna conquer all.”
Dear Hate, God is Bigger. God is LOVE ... and LOVE conquers all!
Artists: Maren Morris, Vince Gill
Writers: D.Hodges, T.Douglas, M.Morris