The Case For Christ: Songs Inspired By the Original Motion Picture is an album by DREAM Records in connection with the film, The Case For Christ, based on Lee Strobel’s best selling book of the same name. Both the film and the songs-inspired album released on April 7, 2017. The album features songs from some of the largest church worship teams in the world such as NewSpring Worship, New Hope Oahu, Lakewood, Seacoast Worship, G12 and many more. Christian “Heriam” Ross, wrote and sang the song, Your Moment Has Come. Heriam has taken some time to speak to us today. Follow our chat below!
Miranda ~ Hello Heriam! Honored to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Heriam: Absolutely! I’m from Dallas, Texas, where I live with my wife and two kiddos. Music is obviously my greatest passion, and I’ve been playing some sort of instrument since I was 6 or 7 years old. Both my parents and their dads were musicians so I just wanted to do what they were doing. I picked up a guitar, and now, here I am.
Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? Please tell us your story.
Heriam: I was raised in a Christian home. My dad, grandad, and uncle are all ministers and would teach my brother and I about Jesus in just about every scenario. I came to Christ at a young age, but definitely had my own struggles working out my faith as I was growing up. I’m happy that I did meet Christ at a young age because, no matter how far I might have tried to go away from Him at any point of my life, I always felt anchored in my heart, solidified to the truth, and ultimately, I’d make my way back, and He’d clean me up again. Now, as an adult, husband, and father, the weight of these responsibilities requires a steady and consistent walk with God, which for me is a blessing. I feel more peace than ever before in what some would call chaos.
Miranda ~ At what point did you decide to use your gift of music to serve God? Is there a story tied to this decision?
Heriam: I started playing in the band at my church’s youth group when I was 12. I don’t remember a moment when I thought, “Okay, now I’m going to do this for God.” I always wanted to use my gifting to bring God glory. Maybe it’s partly because of being taught at an early age that it was right to do so, and that God was also leading my steps through my heart. I can say that in the last few years I’ve felt led to be much more vocal about my faith in every area of my life. I’ve seen a lot of doors opening, and God moving, as I try to be obedient with that.
Miranda ~ What would you say your mission is with music?
Heriam: I am simply a courier of the message of truth pointing to Jesus with songs reflecting my own walk with Christ. My mission is to take that message to as many people as would receive it, and to kindle a flame for a heart after God through song and story.
Miranda ~ In writing the song Your Moment Has Come for The Case for Christ movie, what, about the story inspired the specific lyrics you chose for the song? Is this song personal to you in any way?
Heriam: I was intrigued by Lee’s absolute push back to his wife’s decision to follow Jesus. Then, I watched Leslie work out such a steady faith by believing so faithfully that God was real, and that He loved her and her family, even before they loved Him back. It was then I realized what a call God had put on Leslie’s life, which ultimately led Lee to see a parallel of love between what Christ did and why He did it, to what Leslie was doing and why. Your Moment has Come is written about Leslie’s belief that God would ultimately reveal Himself to Lee and save him, too.
Miranda ~ What is your personal take-away from the story of The Case for Christ—how did it impact you personally?
Heriam: For me, my faith is strengthened knowing that God has a plan for all our lives no matter how far we may think we are from Him. That gives me hope.
This is That (The Fun Questions!)
Coffee, Tea or Mocha? Coffee!
T-shirt or Collar shirt? Collar
Boots or Sneakers? Boots
Breakfast or Dinner? Dinner
TV or Magazine? TV
Rain or Snow? Rain
Gym or Outdoor? Outdoor
Leather Jacket or Blazer? Leather jacket
Thank you, Heriam, for stopping by today!
Heríam is the artist name of singer/songwriter Christian Ross based in Dallas, Texas, composing “illuminating soundscapes of song & story” in the rock, pop, and folk genres. The name, Heríam, is coined from “Here I Am” which serves as an elevated reminder to live purposeful in the here and now. The name also references Isaiah 6:8, “Here I am. Send me.” With Heríam’s first single, Your Moment Has Come, releasing on The Case For Christ album (songs inspired by the original motion picture), Heríam also plans on releasing his freshman EP in the months to follow, which will include five titles such as, I Will Wake, Serene, and more. Heríam’s music heralds the message of hope rooted in Jesus Christ. These are songs of the journey we all relate to as we work out our faith day by day.