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The Story Behind Casting Crowns’ New Song, “Scars In Heaven”

September 7, 2021
95.1 SHINE-FM Erin Branham
95.1 SHINE-FM

“Scars In Heaven” by Casting Crowns has quickly become one of the most loved songs on our station, and it’s not difficult to see why.

A song about hope in the midst of loss, “Scars In Heaven” offers encouragement for anyone who has lost someone they love. It’s a comforting reminder that, in the end, Jesus wipes away every tear, eradicates every disease, and heals every wound.

“The only scars in Heaven are on the hands that hold you now,” Mark Hall sings in the chorus. But those lyrics aren’t only to reassure you. They pack a personal meaning for Mark as well.

Mark started writing the song as his grandparents slowly passed away. It was a difficult time for Mark, his mom, and his entire family, but he found encouragement and inspiration in one particular story in Scripture.

Watch him tell the emotional story behind the song here:

“So, what we’ve got to do, is we’ve got to ask God to help us release our ideas of who [we] knew that loved one was, and [we’ve] got to start focusing on who they are now. They are with Jesus. They are being held by the hands that bear the only scars in Heaven.”

That’s what “Scars In Heaven” is all about.

We’re hoping and praying that if you’re experiencing loss, God will remind you of who your loved one is now through this song.

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