This song was written ahead of summer mission trip I took with my students to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota with Next Step Ministries. I knew prior to the trip that the theme and video series was going to be "Shattered."
The series revolved around an illusionist and the take away was that our world is filled with false truths and illusions about who we are and what defines us. We need God's help to see ourselves as He does, and discover who we are. This includes repentance and re-focus on a life of following Christ. I had it written before the trip, but when the opportunity came to share, I chickened out…. I don't do that anymore. I just trust the spirit and go with it. This song describes the idea of being shattered by God, so that we can be made new.