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Family with an amazing testimony sing “You Raise Me Up” together and it’s beautiful
They call themselves the Blessed 7 and it's no lie.
Jessica Adler
02.09.24

Joanna Elvis introduces herself with a testimony that’s as much about taking up the shield of faith when faced with insurmountable odds as it is about music.

At the tender age of two, she found herself in a life-threatening battle against chronic pneumonia, confined within the stark walls of an ICU.

The prognosis was bleak, casting a shadow of despair, but her parents had armor doctors wouldn’t believe.

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In the face of such dire predictions, Joanna’s parents clung to their faith with a steadfastness that defied the odds.

Their refusal to give up, their belief in the possibility of a miracle, stood in defiance of the medical community’s resignation to her fate.

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Joanna attributes her miraculous recovery to her parents’ unwavering faith and the power of prayer.

She reflects on the ordeal with an understanding that there’s a purpose to every trial, a lesson in every moment of suffering, waiting to be unveiled in due time.

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This understanding is deeply connected to the song “You Raise Me Up”.

Joanna feels it captures the essence of her journey from the brink of death back to life.

She sees the song as a source of solace and healing, capable of touching those who are navigating their own hardships.

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The song begins by acknowledging feelings of vulnerability and despair, emotions that are universally understood.

This admission sets the stage for the uplifting message that follows, resonating with anyone who has faced their own moments of darkness.

And my word is her voice beautiful.

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Its chorus, “You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,” swells in testimony to the strength found in supportβ€”be it through faith, the love of family, or inner resilience.

It’s a message of hope, of overcoming the seemingly impossible.

Her brothers and sisters harmonize in such a way that it’s clear they really are a blessed 7.

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The song also delves into the human quest for meaning and the moments of awe that life unexpectedly offers.

It suggests that in our deepest contemplations, we might just catch a glimpse of something eternal, something beyond our understanding.

What could be more awesome than a moment with our God?

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By repeating “You raise me up to more than I can be,” the song reinforces the idea that it is by leaning on His strength that we will be carried through our toughest battles.

It’s a call to recognize our God, who is mighty to save.

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Joanna’s resilience is rooted in a deep-seated belief, one that has guided her through the darkest of times.

It reminds us of one of the most tried and true verses of all – Philippians 4:13, which firmly tells us, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Hear Joanna lift her incredible voice with her brothers and sisters to give praise where it’s due below!

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