As artists continue to release new music, KAMB is thrilled to share it with our listening family. The latest hit that has turned our ears and warmed our hearts is Wholehearted by We Are Messengers.
We Are Messengers
Throughout the years, We Are Messengers has released heart-nurturing music with a refreshing sound. Originally from Monaghan, Ireland, Darren and Heidi Mulligan had a long faith journey prior to the band’s success. It was years into their relationship before Heidi became a Christian, and another year before Darren joined her at church and was also saved. Darren had already been a touring musician for some time, but now he would use his talents to glorify God. The couple started the band in Ireland, but We Are Messengers wasn’t established in CCM until their relocation to Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2016, We Are Messengers released their first album (under the same name) and had their first experience with success. Since then, the band has released two additional albums and an EP. The band has shifted over the years with the addition of new members and the loss of previous ones. However, We Are Messengers remains dedicated to its original purpose: honoring God and sharing His Truth with others through music. Their latest album perfectly demonstrates this through their song Wholehearted.
In the song Wholehearted, We Are Messengers leads us away from our point of view and brings us to God’s. We all have a past full of experiences that speak into who we are today. Some of those experiences are filled with joy and laughter while others smother us with fear and shame. We remember the bad decisions we made or the harsh words we spoke, and we use those moments as evidence that we are undeserving of love and forgiveness. We even allow them to haunt us and to strip away the peace God offers. Unlike us, though, God doesn’t use the score of our sins against us. Instead, He is Wholehearted in His love for us.
God sees us at our worst, and He doesn’t run away. He knows exactly who we are and what we’ve done—the good and the bad—and still, He stays. Even when we deserve to be left to our sins and guilt, God looks at us with love and offers us grace. We Are Messengers’ point is clear: God isn’t going to leave us and He’s waiting with open arms to catch us.
We Are Messengers – Wholehearted (Official Music Video)
Check out the music video below!
Got a lot in my past Got a lot on my mind There's a lot of things I want back There's a lot of me I don't like But I come Just as I am to You And I know Just what You're gonna do When I need grace You give it wholehearted, give it wholehearted I was a mess But You never departed, never departed Faithful when I'm at my worst No, I don't get what I deserve 'Cause when I need grace You give it wholehearted, give it wholehearted, yeah Even when it's all my fault You never push me away When all my bridges have been burned You make another way When everyone is leaving, I can see that You're the One who sticks around Everything I'm needin', I can see it You're still the One who's reachin' out When I need grace You give it wholehearted, give it wholehearted I was a mess But You never departed, never departed Faithful when I'm at my worst No, I don't get what I deserve 'Cause when I need grace You give it wholehearted, give it wholehearted, yeah You don't hold back, You don't hold back Your love is not afraid to run You don't hold back, You don't hold back Not ashamed of the things I've done (Yeah) You don't hold back, You don't hold back Your love is not afraid to run, yeah You don't hold back, You don't hold back Not ashamed of the things I've done When I need grace, yeah When I need grace You give it wholehearted, give it wholehearted I was a mess But You never departed, never departed Faithful when I'm at my worst No, I don't get what I deserve 'Cause when I need grace You give it wholehearted, give it wholehearted I need grace You give it wholehearted, give it wholehearted
No matter what your story is or how your walk looks, remember that God absolutely loves you. Nothing is too great, too powerful, or too awful to keep Him from us. Even at our worst, God offers His grace and shields us from the shame that cripples. Before you let yourself believe the lies of guilt and fear, remember the One who carries your burdens and look up. His love for you is Wholehearted and He’s waiting for you to let Him catch you.
Romans 8:37-39 Paul tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17-19 We are new creations in Christ and our reconciliation with God means that He doesn’t count our sins against us.
Matthew 28:20 Jesus promises the disciples He is with them always.
* There are so many other Scriptures describing God’s love for us and our relationship with Him throughout the Bible.
To watch Darren Mulligan’s testimony for yourself, you can visit YouTube here through Darren’s Story. To hear more about the band and some of their songs, you can watch The Interview. To find out more about the band, you can click here. To visit the We Are Messengers’ website, click here.
This self acclaimed “rag tag” group of friends seeks to utilize their music to reach the marginalized in society. Through their rough around the edges gritty performances captures the crowds attention, KAMB Artist We are Messengers and understands the value of connecting with fans in tender ways as well.
Lead singer, Darren Mulligan says that as a young boy he wanted to write music to convey what was going in his heart. As he finished studying philosophy, he was in the mindset that he was smarter that the God they had been talking about. Darren was about to leave his homeland, Heidi, the love of his life and follow through with those boyhood dreams.
Mulligan joined an American Rock band in 2003, chased money and fame and found himself filling voids with anything he could think of. Eventually Darren returned home completely broken hearted. Out of desperation, he asked Heidi to marry him. She said yes, and while Heidi was very happy, Darren was struggling in misery.
About a year into their marriage, Darren felt the need to confess moments of infidelity to his wife. Heidi met Darren with grace and forgiveness. This brought a very real realization of Christ’s love for each of us and the significance of what He did for us on the cross. Darren began to heal.
Darren began working within ministries which eventually led him to move his family from Ireland to the United States. Here he would begin the journey of creating KAMB Artist We Are Messengers. They are continuing to grow in their notoriety and faith. If you ever happen to find your self in a conversation with Darren or a band member, know that you’ll be pointed to the Lord!
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