Red – “The Moment We Come Alive” (Devotional)

Ever had a life changing experience? Maybe the birth of a child or something like the loss of loved one. Experiences shape us in ways we never thought possible whether good or bad. The end result is that you are now different than you once were and that could last a life time. I remember the first time I held my son. The nurses had rolled my wife away for an emergency C-Section. I knew that once she had left the room that when she returned once my son was alive our lives were never going to be the same.

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Matt Maher – “Alive Again” (Devotional)

The writing of “Alive Again” started 2 years before it was finished; I actually started writing it the same day that I wrote “Empty & Beautiful.” For some reason as I was writing that song, the chorus of “Alive Again” was born. About 2 years later I was driving from McAllen, Texas to San Antonio, Texas to catch a flight. The band and I left our hotel around 4:30 in the morning. As we were driving north I realized, at one point, that the sky had changed colors. It started at a dark, dark indigo and it was slowly getting lighter. The sun hadn’t broken the horizon yet and immediately the lyric came to me, “I can see the light, before I see the sunrise,” so after all that time, I had a chorus and an idea for a verse.

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