Today we shared more stories behind the songs we play on WNZR. Our featured song for the 4pm hour was ‘Drops in the Ocean’ by Hawk Nelson.  Lead singer Jon Steingard told New Release Today that Romans 8 influenced the song, especially verses 31, 38 and 39:

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

Read more about Jon’s story here.

The second Romans passage was also an inspiration for John and Korey Cooper as they wrote Skillet’s song ‘Stars.’  John told New Release Today that Philippians 4:6-7 also was important to the message of the song:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Read more on John’s reflections here.

Our Word of the Day is obfuscate, a verb meaning to darken or to obscure.

Thanks for listening!