The Rise Up Children’s Choir brought to life an inspiring song titled ‘I Believe.’ What makes this performance especially moving isn’t just the angelic voices of the children but the origin of the song itself.
The story behind the song ‘I Believe’ is so inspiring as the performance itself. These words were found on the wall of an underground shelter in Cologne, Germany, used as a hiding place by Jews during the horrifying period of the Holocaust. Imagine a place filled with uncertainty and fear, yet someone felt compelled to scribble down these hopeful words:
“I believe in the Sun, even when, even when it’s not shining. I believe in love, even when, even when I don’t feel it. I believe in God, even when, even when He is silent.”
The song prompts us to reflect on our own challenges and be reminded that, no matter how dire things seem, we’re never truly alone.
While many of us are blessed to not face horrors comparable to the Holocaust, it’s easy to lose sight of hope amidst life’s daily trials. But if those in the bleakest of situations could maintain their faith and find solace in God’s love, surely we too can find strength in believing that He is always by our side.
“And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” – Matthew 28:20