Today’s song is a song called “God of Us All” by The Digital Age (whose band boasts membership of four former David Crowder Band members). What’s especially cool about this song, though, is it’s available to you for free! Just head to the band’s Facebook page, like the page, and a link will appear for you to download the song for free! (If nothing else, we here at the Cultivate blog are thrifty.)
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The glory of God is a pretty prominent theme through this song. Growing up in church, I always heard that term a lot, but never really understood what it meant. Later on, someone said that the glory of God could be thought of as God’s “weight” or importance. As I’ve studied and learned more, I really think that the glory of God is whatever draws attention and praise back to him. That’s great for God, but also great for us – I think the Bible teaches us that as we focus and re-orient our lives around God, we find our lives pieced together in the process as well.
For me, this song is a reminder specifically about God’s plan for glory being greater than mine. Recently, I’ve been studying through the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead in John chapter 11. At the beginning of the story, Jesus announces that “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this” (John 11:4, NLT). Part of that makes me uncomfortable. Lazarus’ death for God’s glory? But at the end of the story, we see that ring true in a huge way. We are reminded that God’s plan (thankfully) is more about his glory than our comfort. A God who’s solely concerned with our comfort isn’t much of a god at all… he’s us. Definitely not the kind of God you can cling to and trust in when the going gets tough.
Here’s to hoping today that this song helps you step back and reflect on the God of Love, God of Glory, God of us all today. Happy listening!