Back in April, the world was introduced to what most might label as a “new” Jo Dee Messina. The introduction came when the hit-maker performed her brand new song, “Bigger Than This,” on TBN’s Huckabee. However, those who have followed Messina over the last few years know that this song was simply a masterpiece and renewed breakout moment in the making.
The massive song, which my fellow Gab writer Nicole Piering described as inducing goosebumps immediately, is backed by a full arrangement of instruments, as well as a choir. To that end, churches around the country have started to take notice of the beautiful message behind Messina’s song, penned during some of the darkest moments of her life, and have adapted the track to provide several moments of encouragement during worship.
One church that was eager to share the powerful words with its congregation is Shadow Mountain Community Church in California. The choir took on the tremendous task of learning all the parts and delivered the song seamlessly, even bringing Messina to tears.
After processing the performance that was sent to her, Messina eloquently shared on her Facebook page:
Someone shared this with me this morning and, I have to say, it made me cry. To think that a song I wrote is being sung in churches, declaring our Father’s love for us, moves my soul.
I would consider THIS to be my greatest accomplishment!!! Spreading God’s Word. He loves all of us more than we will ever be able to humanly comprehend.
Shadow Mountain Community Church did such a great job. It would be an honor to one day sing this with them.
Watch the Shadow Mountain choir perform Jo Dee Messina’s “Bigger Than This” below and download a copy of the song on iTunes today.