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Dara Maclean Sings Songs of Redemption
By Lourdes Santiago
FORT WORTH--The Lord is the great redeemer.
For singer Dara Maclean, this message of Jesus Christ needs to be further illuminated to some Christians who do not understand the love and the power of redemption and how the faithful can live a life free of self-imposed bondage.
“I want to paint a picture of God's complete restorative love and how through Christ, we have an opportunity to live free,” says Maclean, referring to her debut single, “Suitcases.” “This song does just that.”
Maclean was inspired to write “Suitcases” when she heard her father utter the words, “You can't run when you're holding suitcases,” which became the first line of the song’s chorus.
“It's a reminder to me of why baggage is there and what it represents,” she says. “I think I've held on to things in the past before, almost like they were treasures, and I didn't realize that the point of baggage is to slow us down and to keep us in a place where we can’t fully run and operate in the things that God has called us to operate in.
“Every time I sing this chorus, I’m just reminded, ‘I can’t run when I’m holding suitcases,’ so I’m going to drop them, let them go and just run and move forward and never look back. The baggage is in the past…we’re free from it, free to run,” she adds.
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