My spiritual mentor Ken Horne introduced me to David Meece while I was high school. Every Christmas Ken would share We are the Reason at Lay Witness Missions and Retreats. While this song hasn’t aged well, the lyrics are still amazing. We are the Reason helped me grasp the annual Christmas phrase, “the reason for the season.” Like a mini Bible message, We are the Reason clearly summarizes Jesus. mission.
Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a noble and lovable and generous benefactor someone might even dare to die. 8 But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us, Romans 5:7-8.
The passage above highlights the love displayed by Jesus. This verse condenses the gospel in one verse. Over the years, other versions of We are the Reason has popped up. Yet, whatever versions you prefer, We are the Reason has inspired Feel the Nails by Ray Boltz and When God Ran by Benny Hester. While Christmas is still months away, put We are the Reason in your 2022 Christian rotation of songs.
by Jay Mankus