I began to write 'Unrivalled' during a time when I had become heavily dependent on the wrong things for a sense of fulfilment. I looked to success and got nowhere. I looked to relationships and became socially anxious. I looked to possessions and became jealous. I looked to business and became fatigued.
It felt as though there was a war over my heart and it had left me broken. As I began to recognise the reality of my situation, I also began to recognise and experience the vast, eclipsing, healing, relentless nature of God’s affection, mostly through the prayerful care and encouragement of others. There really is nothing like it.
When a few of us chatted about worship for the weekend away, people kept encouraging me to share 'Unrivalled.' I knew sharing the song and the story behind it would be like showing my scars. Yet, in a season of going deeper together, openness and vulnerability just seemed like the right thing to do.
Huge thanks to all those at Christ Church for encouraging me to go for it with this song. Particular thanks to Tom Slinger and Nick Duncombe for cradling it in it's infancy and to Chris Kipling and the worship team for helping me arrange it.