JJ Heller has partner with her husband Dave and CCM artist Brandon Heath to pen her new song "Miracle." Heller shares the story behind this powerful song.
"It's been a crazy week (month/year) hasn't it? I've taken a break from social media this week to give more space to black voices (I'll start posting again tomorrow). I've been using the time to listen and learn more about their experience and recognize the things that need to change in my own heart. I pray that the tragic death of George Floyd could be the catalyst for a reformation of our thoughts, actions and perceptions of black citizens in our country. May God continue to break our hearts with the things that break His.
Yesterday I watched a beautiful story by Ariel Astoria on instagram that moved me to tears. In it she speaks about a simple act of kindness that meant the world to her. She reminds us that at our core, we all just want to be seen and heard. We need to be reminded of beauty, hope and joy now more than ever.
With that in mind, it's my prayer that my new song, Miracle, will help you feel that. Dave and I wrote it with Brandon Heath several months ago. When it comes down to it, every single one of us is a miracle. As my friend Taylor says, "Love Himself dreamed you up."
About JJ Heller:
For over 15 years, Nashville-based independent singer/songwriter JJ Heller has traveled the country sharing music full-time with her husband, Dave Heller, who also co-writes, plays guitar, and provides witty banter from the stage. Her songs have been featured on national television, international advertising campaigns, and radio stations across the world.
On Nov. 02, Heller released her tenth full-length studio album, I Dream of You (Volume II), a 15-track compilation including 12 of Heller's favorite cover songs from the 1950's through today alongside three brand-new originals.When she released her first I Dream of You album in 2014, now one of her most-streamed albums, Heller had no idea how significantly it would shape her career. At the time, the mother of two small girls desired to create soothing love songs with a simple message of devotion from a parent to a child. After listeners began sharing stories of how the songs played an integral role in their family's bedtime routines, car rides, or hospital visits, Heller began donating the album to hospitals, adoption agencies, and families of young children. The album has since been donated to over 100,000 families.