This song was written by John Mark Hall, and was recorded by Casting Crowns… included on their self-titled album.
Mark Hall (born September 14, 1969) is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Contemporary Christian music group, Casting Crowns, a seven-member group composed of worship leaders. Hall himself is also youth pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, GA.
Casting Crowns is a Contemporary Christian and Christian rock band started in 1999 by youth pastor, Mark Hall – who serves as the band’s lead vocalist – as part of a youth group at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida. They later moved to Stockbridge, Georgia, and more members joined. Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia. The band has won a Grammy and a Dove Award.
In keeping with The Great Commission of Matthew 28:19,20, Hall describes their music as a “ministry of discipleship”.
I first heard Casting Crowns while I was pastor of West Fork First Baptist Church. Their songs often serve as a conscience for the church…
This song points out the sin of our partiality… the fact that too many believers are “respecters of persons”. Jesus died for all… and we are to love all. After all, we are much more alike than we are different!
Bible Reference… James 2:1-10
It’s crowded in worship today as she slips in, trying to fade into the faces.
The girls teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know… farther than they know.
But, if we are the body why aren’t His arms reaching?
Why aren’t His hands healing? Why aren’t His words teaching?
And, if we are the body why aren’t His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way, there is a way
A traveler is far away from home; he sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row.
The weight of their judgmental glances tells him
that his chances are better out on the road. (CHORUS)
Jesus paid much too high a price for us to pick and choose who should come. (CHORUS)