Please tell me about the background message behind the song “Someone Worth Dying For.”
I would say over the last couple of years, we’ve wrestled with the concept of where we’re looking to find our worth. The harsh realization of that struggle is that the answer isn’t always Christ. That can be everything from family to jobs, to in our situation, fans, sales and radio. This song is a culmination of what that meant for us in that season. Jesus established our worth the day that He died for us on the Cross. When we look other places, we’re never going to see what we are truly worth, because they only One who can do that is Jesus. This song was birthed out of that season. We hear so many stories from different people who struggle with cutting themselves because they don’t feel like they are worth anything, to a mom who thinks all her life is about is driving around her kids, and dropping them off places, and she wonders if her life is really worth what Jesus did for her. It’s really just that realization that no matter where we are, Christ saw it fit to die for us to make us worthy.
Do you have a life verse or any Bible verses you used in writing the song?
John 3:16-17: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
What's the takeaway message for listeners regarding the song?
The message of this song for us is so humbling, and I can’t find a better reason to worship than the fact that although I’m not worth it, Christ died to make me worthy. Jesus explained that He came to die as a humble servant on our behalf. There are critics that will say we’re not worthy of God dying for our sins. That’s exactly the point, we’re totally not worth it on our own. That’s the beauty of the Gospel; Jesus Himself tells us that we are worth dying for. You can’t even sing a children’s song like “Jesus Loves Me” and then say in the same breath that we’re not worth anything. Our hope is that this song doesn’t bring an essence of pride in any way that we’re worth something, it’s more the humble realization that even though we’re not worth what Jesus did, He did it anyway. That means it has nothing to do with us, it has everything to do with what He has done for us. There’s so much freedom in that.
by Kevin Davis
You might be the wife waiting up at night
You might be the man struggling to provide
Feeling like it's hopeless
Maybe you're the son who chose a broken road
Maybe you're the girl thinking you'll end up alone
Praying "God, can you hear me?
Oh God, are you listening?"
Am I more than flesh and bone?
Am I really something beautiful?
Yeah, I wanna believe, I wanna believe that
I'm not just some wandering soul
That you don't see and you don't know
Yeah, I wanna believe,
Jesus, help me believe that
I am someone worth dying for
I know you've heard the truth that God has set you free
But you think you're the one that grace could never reach
So you just keep askin', oh, what everybody's askin'
You're worth it, you can't earn it
Yeah, the cross has proven
That you're sacred and blameless
Your life has purpose
You are more than flesh and bone
Can't you see you're something beautiful
Yeah, you gotta believe, you gotta believe
He wants you to see, He wants you to see that
You're not just some wandering soul
That can't be seen and can't be known
Yeah, you gotta believe, you gotta believe that
You are someone worth dying for