House On Solid Rock has released a nice lyric video for the song “Not Alone”. It’s a bright and bouncy auto-biographical reggae-pop number which celebrates the gifts of community and purpose that result from dedicating our lives to Jesus Christ.
Throughout his teenage years, singer song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Christian Joseph Allbee confides that he felt adrift and estranged. His life journey seemed like an endless walk down a solitary, depressing and lonely road. No matter how hard he tried to be “good enough” to “fit in”, he always seemed to fall short.
But then things began to change for the better when, at around age 21, he dedicated his life to Jesus Christ. He discovered a sense of peace, purpose and community within the family of faith that is not based upon personal achievements. Instead, the strong fellowship and community that followers of Jesus share is based upon shared membership in the family of God. It is the love of God that binds us together with Christian love for one another. It is not our strength or skillset which enables us to perform works of service within the church. It is the mighty power of God’s Holy Spirit working within us. With the heavy load of “performance based” acceptance no longer weighing him down, he soon discovered an energy, freedom and sincere desire to help share the good news with others!
Instead of worrying about whether he was good enough or not, Christian had been set free to trust God to take him into the unknown. He now rests in knowing that the Lord Jesus goes with him. He’s ready and willing to go around the world and back again to share God’s love.
In 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, the apostle Paul praises God as “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
Read the lyrics as you listen. Or better yet – let’s all of us who have been comforted by God’s love and grace sing along as we listen to the song “Not Alone”!
CHRISTIAN JOSEPH ALLBEE – Vocals, bass guitar, synthesizers, percussion, songwriting, production. JON HARE – Guitar, drums. SAMUEL ALVAREZ – Mastering