The Great I Am

Erik Cooper —  February 2, 2012 — 3 Comments

Last week, I found myself sitting in the basement of Jared Anderson’s house in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He had invited me to a two-day songwriting retreat he was leading, and even though full-time music isn’t in my job description anymore, I felt God nudge me to go.

I’m so glad I did.

After dinner Wednesday night, Jared sat down behind a keyboard setup in the corner of his basement to share a few songs he’d recently written. Only problem? One of his children had run off with the sustain pedal (those meddling kids!). This is a pianist’s worst nightmare (like a politician without a teleprompter).

But Jared didn’t flinch. He plunged forward like a pro and led us in a new tune from New Life’s latest worship album. Even without a sustain pedal, it nearly did me in. I’ve had it on repeat ever since.

Here’s the “pedal-full” version. I dare you to listen to it without tearing up:

I thought there might be a few of you out there today who, like me, need a little reminder of who this God is that we claim to serve.

Difficult circumstances in front of you?

He’s the Great I Am.

Brokenness in your life?

He’s the Great I Am.

Big decisions ahead?

He’s the Great I Am.

Lean in. Lean hard. He’s the Great I Am. He’s got this (and He’s got you).

3 responses to The Great I Am

  1. Thanks Erik for recommending this. It is now in my iTunes player. Awesome!!!

  2. WOW!! I needed that reminder today. Thanx. -ds

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