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Reborn by Derek Homer

REBORN – Gospel music by Derek Homer.

Derek Homer, a Christian singer-songwriter of many styles, is happy to present his latest work – Reborn – to bring honour to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Reborn, as described by Derek, is an upbeat praise song based on scriptures found at the start of John 3, where Jesus tells Nicodemus what it means to be born again. Derek was raised in a Christian home with a Christian background, continuing to attend church regularly (Pro 22:6). Like Nicodemus, he didn’t quite understand the concept of being Reborn is doing so in a Christian sense seemed redundant. Thankfully, the revelation of being Reborn came later, after many trials that brought Derek deeper into his relationship with God.

Derek explains:

For each of us, our birth represents the very start of everything. Nature and Nurture forges us into who we are: our likes, our dislikes, our dreams, our “personality”… but because we are born into this fallen world, we inherit it’s fallen state. We quickly learn to put ourselves first, seeking our own ambitions, fulfilment or welfare. Though we believe we are good, we often only consider how we might help others only after we feel “we are doing okay” ourselves.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ puts this in reverse. Through His Word, He tells us to love others first (Phil 2:3), and when we do we should go the extra mile (Matt 5:41). This does not come naturally to many of us, because we weren’t born into a state where this is natural. Through Jesus, we are given the ultimate way to wipe the slate completely clean, to be “reborn”.

As Nicodemus quickly realised, Jesus wasn’t talking about a physical rebirth. Christ mentioned being born of the Spirit (John 3:5-6), receiving a connection to new and everlasting family, adopting the traits and behaviours of our God. Our spirits are to become more like His Holy Spirit, treating others with love, patience and kindness (Gal 5:22)

My song, Reborn, is about God rescuing me from a fallen state, and my renewed desire to follow Him. He has rescued me from believing that my actions are enough to please God, when instead He deserves all of my heart. Perhaps most important of all, He has rescued me from the eternal consequence of sin. If that isn’t worth singing about, then what is?! My eyes are heavenward and seek only Him… “No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice…” (Psa 16:9).

Reborn is out now on all major streaming sites. Listen to all of Derek’s songs on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1diHYcOtpJnmzdQOUVl98d and catch up with his latest developments on his website: www.derekhomer.com and facebook https://www.facebook.com/derekinworship/.


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