Gina Michaells – Jesus Heard

Gina Michaells’ heartfelt inspirational “Jesus heard” has been newly remastered and published as a music video at her FaceBook page.

Gina Michaells, Jesus heard, music video (Remastered 2018)

This is a single I released a few years ago. But even today, the message still makes me think, that in life, you are never alone, and there will always be light at the end of even the darkest tunnel. Hope you will enjoy this 2018 remaster.

Posted by Gina Michaells on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The song sets a thoughtful tone with a short introduction featuring gentle piano, acoustic guitar, light strings and a tastefully walking bassline. Gina’s lead vocal is right at home here in a context that stylistically reminds me of classic 1970’s crossover country pop from the likes of Olivia Newton John. The arrangement cleverly and subtly stacks layers of intensity so deliberately that most listeners will notice nothing more than a feeling of enhanced emotion as the message unfolds.

It is, however, the sterling vocal performance of Gina Michaells that captivates our attention throughout.  Her voice gently sways and flows from line to line as genuinely as the call of a songbird.  Then, just as a songbird instantly flits from  it’s perch into flight before landing again, her vocals reach powerfully skyward so effortlessly that we’ve hardly had a chance to  catch our breath before she’s calmly and casually settled into a new line.  This is the work of an accomplished vocalist who knows when and how to make an impact through the art of well paced understatement.   And although she excels at a multitude of styles, while I’m caught up in the experience of listening to “Jesus knows”, I can’t help but feel as though she is perfectly and uniquely suited to sings songs exactly like this one!

The music video reinforces the pensive, sorrowful, yet hopeful theme with images of loneliness and destitution juxtaposed against a sequence of motion through a dark tunnel as we march progressively closer and closer to emerging into a light at the other end, the clear representation of the promise of a brighter tomorrow.  Not only do these pictures speak loudly;  they say the exact same thing that the song does, which is the hallmark of a truly effective music video.

Gina cites the 143rd Psalm in which King David poured out his heart in song saying “Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief” adding that she wants “everybody to know, that they are never alone.

For those of us who have made Jesus our Lord, he’s so incredibly close to us that he understands our thoughts before they even leave our head, caring so deeply for us that he holds our hearts even though we may be struggling trying to hold things in.

And if you haven’t yet made Jesus your Lord, if you are still laboring, still trying to walk alone, if you listen closely, perhaps somewhere among the calm and  beautiful tones of testimony from a talented believer’s declaration of grace and freedom, might you even hear a whisper of Jesus calling. “Come to me, all you who are tired and are carrying heavy loads. I will give you rest.  Become my servants and learn from me. (Matt 11:28 NIRV).

For each of us who do, there’s the promise of a new beginning to be found and solace in knowing that we will never have to walk alone.

Gina Michaells – Jesus Heard
Jesus heard every word I never said.
He understood my thoughts before they ever left my head.
He held my heart when I kept it all within.
Jesus heard every word I never said.

He knew my mind when I almost lost it all
He gave me comfort when I wanted to let go
He picked up the pieces and once again made me whole
Just goes to show. God only knows!

Jesus heard every word I never said.
He understood my thoughts before they ever left my head.
He held my heart when I kept it all within.
Jesus heard every word I never said.

Are you tired of having labored and walking alone?
It’s time to claim the Lord for your own.
Just release the anguish that keeps you down.
There’s a new beginning to be found.

Jesus heard every word I never said.
He understood my thoughts before they ever left my head.
He held my heart when I kept it all within.
Jesus heard every word I never said.

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