I originally wrote this song after the murder of two girls in my home state; eight and ten year old cousins. The parents of one of the girls were very open about their faith and grief. The funeral service was held at the church where one of my friends was serving in ministry. I remember something being said about how many people were being touched and changed by the life and legacy of their daughter, and how that brought some degree of peace.
I wondered, being the father of two younger girls, if I would be able to do and say the same. This song is a lament about how one can accept the pain and loss of a child if it ultimately adds in a sacrifice that gives glory to God and testifies to His overwhelming love and mercy.
I finally recorded this after another fellow youth pastor lost his son after a struggle with osteosarcoma. It was difficult to watch, knowing the end was coming. My friend and his family once again found the ability to see the glory of God being revealed in even the worst moments of pain and loss. This song is additionally a tribute to their son, and his Spirit filled life.