The Story Behind the Song You Are Good

Featuring Israel Houghton Posted on June 27, 2012

Born to an unwed teenage mother whose parents had urged her to have an abortion, Israel Houghton could easily have become a statistic, but for the goodness of God.

Eight months into her pregnancy and abandoned by her family, Israel’s mother met Jesus on a street corner when a complete stranger walked up to her and shared the Gospel. That “chance” encounter radically changed his mother’s life and his own. So when Israel penned “You Are Good,” drawing from Psalm 100, he did so from a very personal place. He knows the radical goodness, love and mercy of God.