Last year, photographer TY Bello started a weekly worship series, “Spontaneous Worship,” and it has grown to gain the attention of people. Spontaneous Worship is an unscripted, unedited, and raw expression of worship in songs to God. For each episode, TY Bello invites a gospel singer and they worship together with instrumentalists.
The latest edition features singer, Tope Alabi and her rendition of the song, “Logan Ti O De” which means “The Moment God Stepped In” is powerful and uplifting. The song was uploaded on YouTube yesterday and it has been viewed over 50, 000 times.
TY Bello, on her Instagram page also shares the story behind the song.
I got urgent word from @obiipaxharry to release the songs from our spontaneous worship session with @tope_alabi over the nation .. This urgency first came from @lanreolusola .. ‘those songs have to be released NOW!! ‘I was wondering why God would bring these urgent messages in Yoruba language when Nigeria has over 520 different languages.. I however knew this wasn’t by accident .. we are a SPEAKING nation each dialect carrying a ‘redemptive purpose’ as @obiipaxharry put it .
This is just a seed awakening everyone to the power and beauty of our diverse expressions of worship .. @Tope_alabicarries a powerful mantle and great depths in using Yoruba language in song ..it’s was an incredible experience making music with her .. every sentence out of her mouth made us feel like .. this!! Is why God crafted this language .. ..LOGAN TI O DE (THE MOMENT HE STEPS IN) .. reminds me of Genesis .. God SAID , Let there be light:AND THERE WAS light.. That’s exactly what happens when we release Gods word over a situation ,our lives and our nation .. .. He steps in. .. Instantly !! And every thing aligns with His purpose .
Yoruba is a very interesting language, one word can have varying meanings but this is not peculiar to Yoruba. I had fun praying over my life this past week with the word ‘Settled’. Settled means to resolve, to find an answer to. It also means to place or arrange into a desired state.
When Tope Alabi sings Logon Ti Ode, La Ye Mi Le To, it means- the moment God shows up..my life becomes meaningful or Settled.. transformed .. set in order .. rearranged.. PROGRAMMED one word .. many layers of meaning.
In the song she brings hope and empathy ..It is one thing to go through troubled waters but it hurts more when people define you by your troubles. But God is the one that has put power in his words to rename you and turn everything around IN A HEARTBEAT!. When God steps into your situation, many times ..He chooses to bypass process as we know it; His very presence can bring instant transformation.
This song brings tears to my eyes because it is my personal story and clearly it is sister Tope’s too. It is a song of hope, an anthem for anyone who is desperate for an intervention. It brings true relief to know that God is willing and able to bring one your way. The moment he steps in, everything changes, even your name.
#spontaneous song by @tope_alabi_
Watch the full video of the song here
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