It is with the full knowledge that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, that we can come to God, praising him for the wonderful masterpiece which is our existence. Related Products. Danny Gokey. Francesca Battistelli. Matt: We strive to get home as much as possible. So, it's a plus—but a lot less than what we used to do.
Dennis: Tell us what you are seeing among the young people who are coming to your concerts—I mean—the homes they are coming from and the needs they're having in their relationships. Matt: Yes, I feel like we've kind of been in an interesting place in our career—. We've seen our culture, as you have, change tremendously and dramatically over the last decade. Matt: The amount of students that are coming from broken homes, particularly, and the kind of media that they absorb every single day and the way it affects their moral decisions—the way they are so desensitized to culture around them and have actually adapted so much of what the world is putting in front of them in their own lives.
So many young people are just giving themselves over to just their desires, and there's no restraint—just whatever goes. Dennis: You view your music as hopefully a ministry in the lives of these young people—to really speak the truth to them about who God is, about relationships, and about life.
Matt: Absolutely. I mean, we see music as a means for us just to get the Word of God in front of them in a creative way to hopefully be a tool—the lyrics of our music to be a tool for them to strengthen their relationship with Christ and relationship with their friends— as a community of believers who lift one another up and work together, hopefully, to try to reach this generation that—to be quite honest—sometimes feels completely lost.
Sometimes, I feel hopeless; but we won't stop fighting. Bob: Now, this song I mentioned earlier—the song, Lead Me —that wasn't written to young people as much as it was written to you; right? Matt: Yes. This was a song that came out of my own life. I wasn't even really sure if we were going to put it on the album or not because it was a song that I had written out of a very personal moment—a personal season of my life between my wife and I.
I had written it for her and for my kids. Sometimes, you cling to something as your own—maybe you're afraid to let the world see something very personal. A few people heard it; and even my wife said, "Man, you've got to share this song with the world because I believe it's going to touch people's hearts when they hear it.
Matt: Yes; yes, my wife and I—my wife's name is Sarah. Around seven years—this seems to be one of those moments that so many people, as we read books, the seven-year mark can be a real struggle for people.
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