Today’s song for #MusicMonday is a really cool new one from the band All Sons and Daughters. It’s entitled “Great Are You, Lord”:
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The concept that all we have belongs to the Lord is one that’s a pretty fundamental concept throughout Scripture. Our lives aren’t our own; they were created by God. Each day of life we have isn’t something that’s obligated toward us; it’s a gift from God. When we talk about our stuff, our money, our jobs, our families, that same truth rings out: We did nothing to deserve these things, we aren’t obligated to have them, and all of these things are gifts from a good God who has entrusted them to us.
The line It’s Your breath in our lungs so we pour out our praise to You is one that captures this really well. Sometimes, I get things mixed up. I start feeling like God owes me. Sometimes I forget that every moment is a gift from God (I’m much more inclined to blame God for the bad while taking ownership of the good). God is the giver of every good and perfect gift. And I think today’s song leads me to reflect on that truth and to be reminded that surely, if God is the giver of life, hope, love, restoration, and so many other great things, he is also worthy of my heart. He is deserving of my trust. He has earned his surrender through the beautiful gift of his Son hanging on a cross.