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Recorded by Phillips, Craig & Dean and co-written with Don Koch and Randy Phillips. The song is based on a simple question with profound implications. When does the thorn become a blessing? When people of faith struggle with storms, it's human to wonder if God has forgotten us... even when we know better.


Randy called one day with this idea and told us about a friend of his dealing with a pretty traumatic physical situation. I wasn't there but was told that when they were in the studio, they kept Randy's very first pass on this vocal. Those of you who remember this cut may concur with me that it was one his finest vocal performances ever. The presence of God was all over the recording.

Dave Clark / Don Koch / Randy Phillips


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