God can speak to us in many ways. Sometimes He even speaks to us in dreams. And Christian singer Kari Jobe says a dream God sent her inspired the song ‘Heal Our Land.’
Kari Jobe Says A Dream Was A Reminder From God
While on tour last year with other worship artists, Kari Jobe says a dream came to her one night — a dream about healing the nation.
“I had this dream on the tour that it was raining inside this church,” she recalls. “It was just like a pure water all over the floor of this church – that was just like washing the floor, but it was like pure and clean. It wasn’t murky and dirty like you would imagine.”
Upon waking, it was clear this wasn’t just any ordinary dream. This was all God!
“When I woke up, it just felt prophetic. It just felt like God was trying to say, as a reminder, that he wants to come back for a pure and spotless bride,” she said referring to Jesus’ relationship with the church in the New Testament. “It’s his heart to come back for us, but we’re not there yet.”
With all that’s going on in the world, Kari knew this reminder wasn’t just for her. She needed to get the message out to the masses.
And so, she turned to her friend, singer-songwriter Brooke Ligertwood.
“I told her I want to write something that has to do with the church, the bride of Christ getting back to where we need to be. You know, like, what’s going on in the world around us – what could we be praying, what could the church be singing that would really help.”
Kari Jobe Says A Dream From God Turned Into A Song
From the dream God sent Kari came the song ‘Heal Our Land’. You can find it on Kari’s latest album, ‘The Garden.’
Along with the message from Kari’s dream, the song also draws upon 2 Chronicles 7:14:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
WATCH: Kari Jobe Talks About The Song ‘Heal Our Land’
And so, Kari says the rest of the song is “really just a prayer for the church to be singing, to have a pure heart, to be unified, not to be divided, not be against anything but only for what God wants us to be doing."
As Kari continues to tour, she finds the song is really hitting people hard.
“They’re being reminded of the power of faith and the power of prayer,” she said. “That God is moved by faith. So a song like ‘Heal Our Land,’ and declaring these things of God we pray, we humble ourselves, we seek your face. God said that if we would do that, He would heal our land, and I think they’re experiencing that on these nights of worship.”
She believes the message is resonating so strongly because of all of the unknowns in our country. It’s easy to get discouraged or anxious. But absolutely nothing is a surprise to God. And ultimately, Kari reminds us that Jesus is the answer.
“I know people say that a lot, but it really is the truth,” she said. “And the simplicity of the cross. Sometimes people try to make it so complex or that it’s about these rules and regulations, but it’s not. It’s about relationship with Jesus.”
WATCH: Acoustic Performance By Kari Jobe Of ‘Heal Our Land’
Sometimes the most powerful truth is the simplest. What a beautiful song of worship!
h/t: Gospel Herald
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