Nightbirde's Sister Honors Late AGT Star With New Song, Says 'It's All About Jesus'

Nightbirde's Sister Honors Late AGT Star With New Song, Says 'It's All About Jesus'

Nightbirde and her sister Kate (Courtesy of John Wesley Reid)

“America's Got Talent” star Jane Marczewski, known as Nightbirde, took the world by emotional storm with her performance of “It's Ok” in 2021. The heavy lyrics the late cancer patient sang earned her the Golden Buzzer Award from a somber Simon Cowell.

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Cowell also wrote the foreword for the Nightbirde Foundation Poems in the Darka collection of poems written by Jane during her battle with cancer.

Nightbirde's selflessness was evident at all times and she never missed an opportunity to serve others. In 2021, despite her illness, she recorded a video for 16-year-old cancer patient Riley Blue to encourage her to continue living her life to the fullest.

Nightbirde passed away on February 19, 2022, but her inspiration had only just begun to unfold.

Since then, covers of “It's Ok” have graced the internet and even resurfaced on the AGT stage.

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But among the many touched by Nightbirde's global inspiration is her younger sister, Kate Marczewski. Kate is a registered nurse, leads worship at Cornerstone Church in Duncan Falls, Ohio, and has been a musician since childhood.

On December 29th, Nightbirde's birthday, Kate released “Life is a Gift” on Spotify and several other platforms. Kate originally wrote and sang the song for her sister's memorial service in 2022.

An excerpt from the song reads:

“In good and in bad times

God is the one who remains

We care about it

And close to pain

We can't wait for the bad times

So that everyone goes away

Before we decide to let joy in again.

Life is a gift for which we are grateful

We take miracles as they come

Stand in the darkness with hope and joy

That will come in the morning

One day all our tears will disappear

Pain will be something that is lost.

The strength we find to get through each day

Lies at the foot of the cross.”

Kate told CBN News that writing “Life Is A Gift” was God's way of comforting her after the loss of her sister.

“After Jane died, I was at a loss for words but was full of emotion. How can you put the deepest sadness into words? My family asked me if I wanted to speak at Jane's memorial service, to which I replied, “I'm going to ask God to give me a song to sing instead,” and the next day he did. The next morning I woke up and sat down at the piano. Every lyric, every line and every melody fit together perfectly. That was it “The easiest song I’ve ever written. This song is God’s gift to me to help me process my grief.”

The purpose of her talented work mirrors that of her sister: to encourage people.

“My hope for this song is that it helps people as much as it helped me. Since its release, people have reached out to me. They share how this song touched them in their pain, their grief, and their struggles through the holidays. The people we come into contact with every day are often struggling internally with something they don't talk about. We all need reminders of the grace God gives in the midst of pain. He offers us so graciously we hope.”

Kate emphasized that although the song helps with the pain, it is ultimately about Jesus.

“We could say this song is about me, or about Jane, or about the Marczewski family. We could even say that it is about loss or grief. But it's not about any of those things. This song is all about Jesus and how.” He accompanies us every step of the way.


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