"Blood kin" is a term most often associated with immediate family: those who share relatives, background, physical features, and in many cases memories. Our Heavenly Father established earthly family both as a gift of grace and as a picture of the family that shares more than genes. Deeper than bloodlines and deeper than earthly inheritances is the kinship that finds its roots in the love expressed by our Creator on the cross. Ours is a priceless legacy of forgiveness and mercy through the blood shed by Jesus Christ. Those that believe in Him have been adopted as the very sons and daughters of God Almighty. We who were once strangers and foreigners in this Kingdom are now blood kin in a way that goes far beyond earthly kinship.
This recording is for the believer; the redeemed and accepted into the family of God. Regardless of religious upbringing or denominational background, my hope is that this disc has found its way into the hands of someone who will be challenged to be a more Godly and more stable member of the family. In doing so, I pray that you will love others into this adopted household. It does not matter whether you are a new believer or a longtime member of this ageless clan of Christians. We all need to hear and remember that we are not alone and that we in turn cannot leave others alone. We are our brother's keeper. We are to love, first, foremost, and never ceasing. No excuses as to why we don't and no reasoning away whether we must. Love is the sign of a true believer. If we say we love God and do not love our blood kin, we lie.
At the heart of this musical endeavor is a small tribute to those who have demonstrated real love and real faith to me most: my parents, my spouse, my family, and my dear friends who have all been part of my life in a big way. I believe that after listening to this linear lyric about the common vein of divine love that the Body of Christ shares, you'll find that my story is your story, and our story is His story.