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Song: Psalm 139

Lyrics: King David (Psalm 139 – NIV)
Music: Asiri Fernando

Psalm 139 is one of my favorite psalms. It paints a beautiful picture of how intimately God knows each and everyone of us—better than we even know ourselves! It amazes me that the Creator of the universe who was there from the beginning of time, who orchestrated the rise and fall of great kingdoms, would take the time to knit me together in my mother’s womb (v.15), and write the days ordained for me in His book (v.16).

The reason I chose verses 7 to 10 as the chorus is because it reminds us that God is always right beside us. This truth is especially important in our time and age where temptations abound. Temptations such as Internet pornography can destroy us when we are alone, in the private place.

Hence, let’s remember:
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” —Psalm 139:7-10

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YMI Note:
Also check out Finally Alive by Asiri

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Song: Finally Alive

written and performed by Asiri Fernando

Finally Alive
The wind blows wherever it pleases,
You can hear its sound
But you can’t tell where it’s coming from
That’s the way it is with those who’re born of the Spirit
They’re purified and set free
Into pleasures forevermore

*And now I’m alive
because of you, I’m alive
because of you, I’m alive
Finally alive

I was a sinner, oh a great sinner was I
But you loved me, oh you still loved me
I was thirsty, lost and wondering
But you found me, you pursued me and found me

Repeat *

You took the nails,
and broke the chains,
I’m free, I’m free

You became my sin
and bore the wrath,
I’m forgiven, I’m forgiven

Repeat *

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About Asiri Fernando

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“I’m 25 and I’m studying for my Masters at Trinity International University situated just outside Chicago. I hope to graduate next May and head back home to Sri Lanka, to work for Youth For Christ. I love youth and I’d give my life to see them know Christ and enjoy the riches of God’s kingdom. I’m a singer/songwriter. Singing is my passion. Though I love the city, the best part of the day for me is to go out into the fields and talk to God. It amazes me everyday at the privilege we have to talk to the all-powerful King of kings who created the entire universe.

I love to think about Jesus, His death and His love for me. I love sports and I play cricket—it’s like baseball but better :)

John Piper has written a book called Finally Alive. It was while reading this book that I wrote the song. The song is based on John chapter 3 where Jesus talks to Nicodemus about being born again.”

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Interview: Jarod O’Flaherty

Music Video: Resist — Interview with the key team members

Jarod O’Flaherty—Director, Videographer, Editor (27-year-old)

jarod_oflaherty2 How was the project/script/song conceived?
I have done numerous “live action” videos for the church but never anything with a clear message. It was usually just capturing an event and then playing it back. After seeing a movie put together entirely by a church, I felt God put it in my heart a desire to try something similar at our church. The story came to me pretty early and I could only picture it as a music video. I spent a week in prayer before mentioning it to anyone besides my wife. After praying about it, I talked to Shane about writing a song and then Brianna about playing the part.

How do you feel about being involved in this project?
Being a part of this project was a blessing. It was amazing to see so many people join together with a common goal in mind. I had the unique perspective of seeing through every aspect of the project. Hence, I could see all the ways in which God provided and pull everything together. I’m greatly encouraged by how each member offer what they could as a way of glorifying God.

What do you hope could be achieved through this project?
It has always been my hope and aspiration that at least one person’s life, whether we hear about it or not, would be changed forever after watching the video.

Could you identify with the character in the song?
I could certainly identify with the character in the song because, although it was from a girl’s perspective, the idea of chasing relationships instead of Christ mirrors my own testimony. I believe that for this reason God really laid the story on my heart.

Do you see yourself doing more of such similar projects? Why?
I certainly want to do more projects like this and I really hope this one is simply the “tip of the iceberg.” I think it is an amazing ministry tool in the 21st century and something our church could do to impact the world.

Jarod is an avid American Football fan. His hobbies include video editing and movie watching. Music bands that make him go wild are Hillsong, ES Posthumus, John Williams, and Family Force 5.He desires to make more videos that reach the masses with a powerful message of Christ’s mercy. He is married to his High School sweetheart, and is the proud father of three lovely girls.

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