While life can be uncertain and the trend disturbing, it is comforting to know that God has a plan. What is lost can certainly be found by the grace of God’s love, and singer-songwriter Yemi Alafifuni is here to deliver this message. Grammy considered, and steadily growing within the Christian/Gospel scene, Yemi’s rich vocal tones and textures, along with his miraculous ability for writing lyrics, has released a new single, “Found” across all streaming platforms.
Found was written at two different times both demanding a response to a simple question; what are you looking for that God can’t fulfil?
The chorus of this song was written a few years ago as a response to self gratification thoughts. Yemi survived extremely difficult situations growing up and wondered in awe how God brought him through. In my mind, I believe I have lived a good life becoming a christian at a young age but it wasn’t that I could keep myself but God found me and kept me from all harm – both spiritually and physically.
What is so special about me, Yemi asked. The answers are summarised in the lyrics and the core is that God found me… Yemi explained. He came running for me, even when I didn’t deserve it.
The entire song describes different moments of Yemi’s experiences coined through the lenses of these two scriptures;
1 John 4:10; This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Jeremiah 29:13; You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.