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Song gives surprising response to the question, “Why me, God?”

Libby Reichert - published on 01/24/17

“I had the realization: Despite our weaknesses, God still chooses to depend on us.”

Dana Catherine is fairly new to the Catholic music scene, but with a voice akin to Francesca Battistelli, a look that calls to mind the beautiful style of Marie Miller, and the playful spark of Sara Bareilles, she is sure to go far.

And if her recent crowdfunding efforts are any indication, it seems she has already gathered quite a following, having surpassed her fundraising goal for her sophomore album in less than two weeks. She also caught the attention of Jennifer Fulwiler, who invited her as a guest on her Sirius XM show after discovering Dana Catherine’s single “My Savioir in Me” on Twitter.

This single, the first from her upcoming album, is a joyful, upbeat response to the scary question, Why me, God? Why would you choose me, when you know how weak and flawed I am? Dana Catherine shared the inspiration behind the song with Cecilia Music:

I ended up writing “My Savior in Me” on the drive home from leading a Praise & Worship Holy Hour one night. The song, lyrics, melody and all, suddenly came flooding into my mind, and I wrote it all down and put it to music right when I got home. It all happened so fast, so I knew it was definitely the Holy Spirit who was inspiring me.

At the time, I was thinking about how beautiful and powerful the Holy Hour had been, all of our voices singing to God as one. And I couldn’t help but think about how unworthy I am to be used by the Lord to help others draw closer to Him through music. I was sitting there praying, asking God why He would choose me, out of all the people He could choose from, to be His instrument to fulfill such a wonderful divine purpose. At that moment, I was just so in awe of the fact that God sees our brokenness and weaknesses, yet He looks past it all. In spite of our sinfulness, He uniquely calls each and every one of us to be lights that shine in the darkness and instruments of His love and truth.

With all of this in my heart, “My Savior in Me” became my prayer to God, asking Him to fill me with His grace so that, wherever I go and whomever I meet, others may truly see Christ in me.

Keep up with Dana Catherine as she records her upcoming album: Read her story and follow her updates on her website, and find her music on iTunes and Amazon.

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