"Worth The Risk" Story & Live Recording
This summer, songwriter and Ten2 leader, Nathan Mell, wrote the song, “Worth the Risk” in response to a call by Greater Europe Mission’s president, Jon Burns. Jon asked Nathan to create a song that mobilizes us to go to the nations based on the phrase “Worth the Risk.” Inspired by scripture, Nathan sat down to capture what it means to step into the great commission.
His favorite lyrics he wrote are “To die like you did for the church.”
“It scared me to death after I wrote it down," Nathan said. "I took a huge sigh and said out loud ‘Okay, do I mean this? Lord I pray that I do.’ It shook me, but that one is probably my favorite, because it goes into ‘it’s worth the risk to gain everything’ which is based out of Philippians 1 where the scripture says “To live is Christ, to die is gain.”
When asked what he hopes listeners feel and learn from this song, Nathan responded, “I hope people listen and they like it. Then they listen again and they fall in love with the message and the melody. Then they can’t stop listening and their heart is gripped to go to the nations. My hope is that they realize that God’s desires are greater than theirs. That’s my hope with this song.”
Worth the Risk comes out on all music platforms in early September. We hope you fall in love with the message and the melody of this song, that your heart is gripped to go to the nations, and that you realize that God’s desires are greater than yours.
Songwriter: Nathan Mell
Vocals: Nathan Mell, Arberie Krasniqi
Keys: Kristian Morris
Videography: Emma Hearn
Live recording in Bashkësia e Popullit të Zotit (Fellowship of the Lord’s People) in Prishtinë, Kosovo.
– Emma Hearn, Ten2 2021 Participant & Storyteller