Not too long ago, Chris Chrismond, our NextGen worship pastor, introduced me to the song, “Sons and Daughters”. We have recently introduced it in our worship services, and it has become one of my favorite songs that we use to worship together. I’ve attached both the lyrics and the mp3 of the song.
I need to create more space in my meditation place for the title “son of God”. Throughout scripture, we see the heart of God desiring to be with His people. God met with Adam and Eve in the garden. He “tabernacled” among His people on the way to the promised land. The temple was a magnificent reminder of God’s presence among His people. Jesus, of course, is the most beautiful and intimate expression of God’s presence. John 1:14 states – “14 So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.” “Made his home among us” is the same expression as being “tabernacled” – He took up a temporary residence.
However, when I accept Christ as my Savior, the Spirit of the living God makes His residence inside of me…permanently. I become an adopted son of God and I am now an heir with Christ. Romans 8:10,11&17 states – “10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.”
All of this because THE Son of God gave up everything. So, next time we sing the song “Sons and Daughters”, let the lyric “we are the Lord’s and He will never forsake His own” penetrate your heart. As sons and daughters of God, we will never experience being forsaken of God…because Jesus did.
– Jay LeBlanc