This week, I would like to share two songs that are just now hitting the Christian charts, one by the by the best selling female artist of all time—Cece Winans—whose last number one hit was in 2017, and the other by a relative unknown—Katy Nichole—who posted only a chorus on TikTok, but “in a matter of months, the clip had been heard more than 80 million times, leading Katy to finish the song.”
I share these two songs together and on the heels of “Jesus Paid It All” because just like Elvina Hall and John Grape’s hymn, both of these modern worship songs proclaim the power of the name of Jesus—one in a powerful anthem and the other in a crescendoing prayer. The style of music may change over the years, but the message never does.
Also, when I wrote this blog, the world was in relative peace. Now a portion of it is not. And while both of these songs were most likely written to speak to individuals as they face their personal struggles, they are also appropriate for what is happening in Ukraine. While we may not have any hand in deciding foreign policy, and some of us may not have the funds to send relief money nor the ability to help or harbor refugees, we all have the ability to pray . . . to pray for Ukraine and its people . . . and to pray in Jesus’ name, the most powerful name in heaven and on earth.
Here are Cece Winan’s “Believe For It” and Katy Nichole’s “In Jesus Name.”