Most of you who read my blog often will know I am a huge fan of the music of John Elefante (the former lead singer of the rock group, Kansas). Having followed his career since the mid-80s, it has been a pleasure as I have become friends with him the last few years. He is an incredible musician, singer, producer - but an amazing man of God as well.
I will never forget when he sent me the original demo to the song, "This Time." I was blown away and moved to tears when I heard the song for the first time. It was a song he had just written that chronicled the TRUE STORY of his daughter, Sami, being saved from abortion. Her thirteen year old birth mother was moments away from aborting her when she knew that God was speaking to her to "get up" and get out of that abortion clinic. God had plans for the little girl she was carrying. Thankfully, Sami's birth mom did not go through with the abortion - and John and his wife ended up being the adoptive parents.
John has just released the official music video for the song today. Please watch this video and pass it on to others. Who knows how many young women will be moved by the message behind this video/story. If only one child is saved from being aborted as a result of this video, it will be worth it. I believe you will be moved as you watch "This Time."
Brian with John Elefante at his house in Nashville