My latest, This Could Be the Day, has a personal story behind ithttp://www.jaredjohnson.com/sounds/This_Could_Be_the_Day.mp3
This song means a great deal to me because it came during a time of great anxiety in my life. I was seeking specific answers and assurances from the Lord regarding a possible cross-country move for my family and me. During this time, I was also invited to give a "morningside" performance for over 100 high school seminary students in Allen, Texas. Just three days before the morningside, I felt strongly that I ought to write a new song that put the feelings of my heart to music. I wanted to express how it made me feel to put my full faith and trust in the Lord. I pleaded for guidance, and a melody soon came to my mind. By the end of the day, I had composed the entire song and knew the Lord had His hand in it.
In the weeks since then, I sought further assurance from the Lord that we were making the right choice. This song soon came to take on a deeper meaning for me that represented a very personal faith in God. To me, it means that each day could be the day that we receive our answers, and that we shouldn't wait to take the actions that we know we need to take to make our lives better. It's a message of hope when answers may not be obvious. I hope this song likewise represents perseverance and hope for each of you.