NEW YORK – Kari Jobe had a dream.
Jobe, a Christian worship leader, was on tour with other worship artists
last year when she had a dream about healing the nation.
“Jesus really is the answer,” she said. “I know people say that a lot,
but it really is the truth. And the simplicity of the cross. Sometimes
people try to make it so complex or that it’s about these rules and
regulations, but it’s not. It’s about relationship with Jesus.”
The singer-songwriter known for “Forever” and “I Am Not Alone” has been
singing on a year-long tour, leading worship in cities across the United
Jobe talked with Fox News about her song, “Heal Our Land,” before
stepping onstage at the Playstation Theater in the heart of Times
“I had this dream on the tour that it was raining inside this church,”
“It was just like a pure water all over the floor of this church - that
was just like washing the floor, but it was like pure and clean. It
wasn’t murky and dirty like you would imagine,” she said.
“When I woke up, it just felt prophetic,” Jobe said, adding the dream
felt very intentional from the Lord and it was only confirmed after she
discussed it with other worship leaders at the time.
“It just felt like God was trying to say, as a reminder, that he wants
to come back for a pure and spotless bride,” she said referring to
Jesus’ relationship with the church in the New Testament. “It’s his
heart to come back for us, but we’re not there yet.”
Jobe wrote the worship song with her friend, singer-songwriter Brooke
“I told her I want to write something that has to do with the church,
the bride of Christ getting back to where we need to be. You know, like,
what’s going on in the world around us – what could we be praying, what
could the church be singing that would really help.”
The song’s bridge is based on the scripture from 2 Chronicles 7:14,
verse has been invoked by many Christian leaders for national prayer
gatherings and other revival events.
The verse reads, “If my people who are called by my name will humble
themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their
Jobe said, "The rest of the song is really just a prayer for the church
to be singing, to have a pure heart, to be unified, not to be divided,
not be against anything but only for what God wants us to be doing,” she
She said the response has been really powerful.
“I feel like when we go into it every night, people just sing it at the
top of their lungs,” the worship leader said. “I think it’s just one of
those songs that people just connect to because there are so many
unknowns right now, and so much fear people are dealing with, and with
what’s going on in our nation.”
Ultimately, Jobe believes our land can only be healed by God and she
hopes to continue to bring more people into a deeper relationship with
Christ through her music and through the rest of The Garden Tour, which
ends in December.