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“Brother” is an example of how Seth & Nirva are responding to the chaos, racial tension, angst and anger surrounding from the police shootings, assassinations of officers, terrorist attacks, refugee crises and mean spirited politics. It is one of the most personal tracks on Seth & Nirva’s acclaimed full-length debut album, Never Alone (buy). To watch the lyric video on this page, please click the “play” button above.

As a bi-racial couple, they have encountered cultural stigma more than most Christian artists. Only in encountering Jesus, in the study of scripture, they say, can one begin to understand the love and forgiveness required to heal the great racial divide.

When I look into the face of my enemy, I see my brother, I see my brother
Forgiveness is the garment of our courage
The power to make the peace we long to know…

“‘Brother’ hit us really hard,” Seth says. “Can we honestly sing those lyrics? It’s such a beautiful vision of what we want to be, directly rooted in Jesus’ teaching. …Hopefully, this song becomes an entry point for more discussion.” After all, he adds, “The kingdom of God, in all its diversity, is the biggest movement on earth.”

In “Brother,” as in all the songs on Never Alone, Seth & Nirva drive home the eternal truth that God is present, on the move and that as believers, we are part of God’s story as He is part of ours.

 

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