I have been listening to Christian Contemporary Radio, a lot recently. Maybe because I have 20 something year old children and that is â€œtheirâ€ music. Maybe it is because I am looking for more than just the songs in our hymnal. Sadly, I probably know most of those hymns by heart since my childhood. But, they just donâ€™t speak to me like they used to. Oh, I still have my favorites; but I have often thought that when things are too routine they lose their meaning. Maybe I have sung the beautiful old hymns one too many times?
In my search for some new music to touch my spirit I found a few songs that remind me how much God loved us and loves me!
One of those songs is â€œHello, My Name Isâ€¦â€ by Matthew West. These are a couple of phrases in that song that almost quote 1 John 3:1a and they remind me of the â€˜Greatest Love Storyâ€™ in the Bible â€“ John 3:16.
What love the Father has lavished,
Upon us that we should be called His children.
I am a child of the one true king!…
Iâ€™ve been saved, I have been changed,
I have been set free.
Amazing grace is the song I sing.
Hello, my name is child of the one true king.
If the fact that God gave His only son to die for us, that He loved us â€“ poor wretched souls â€“ so much to give up His son; if it doesnâ€™t get to the root of your soul, you must not be â€˜a child of the one true king!â€™
Even though that may not be the underlying theme of the song; God still moved me and gave me such peace. How can anything bother a Christian when you realize how much God loved you? We all know that in reality we canâ€™t put human words to describe that depth of love.
May you feel that same peace â€“ knowing how much God loves you!