We have been asked over and over what the name of the band is, and until today, we didn’t have one. Rachel, Zach, and I used to call our worship band, Suntribo, which is translated from the Greek as “brokenhearted” in Luke 4:18 of the King James Version. After some word study, the word can also be translated “broken to pieces” and after that we added the word, Zoe, which translates, “life”, to the name to become Zoe Suntribo. This translates, “A life broken to pieces.”
“A Life Broken to Pieces” is a good way to describe those of us that have come to understand we need a Savior. Often the LORD allows us to go beyond our breaking point before revealing Himself to us.
That was almost a decade ago and when I explained all this to the band, they wanted to use that name again. However, the problem with Zoe Suntribo is that I have to explain it to everyone we encounter! Wanting to keep that theme and the name but without having to explain it all the time, I suggested we just name the group after the verse it was taken from, and Luke 4:18 was the name for about 10 minutes. We were discussing it and I said, “Jesus was quoting Isaiah, why don’t we use THAT verse?”.
Rachel looked up the verse, read it out loud, and declared, “this is what we’re all about, proclaiming the good news and setting the captives free.”
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;” Isa 61:1 (ESV)
So now the band is known as “isaiah61one”
Grace ‘n Peace