The young married couple that sat to my right was an awesome blessing. They were both sold out disciples of Christ and were so in love with each other and God. They both looked like they were still in high school, but they were twenty-nine and had been married five years. I just know that their marriage will be a success, because they are putting God first in it.
But, the biggest blessing of the night was one my favorite Third Day songs, Children of God. I heard Mac Powell sing this song a couple of years ago just before Christmas at Free Chapel. He did it with the children's choir and that was a huge blessing, but last night was even more of a blessing. Mac explained that the inspiration for the song was one of my favorite verses in the whole bible, 1 John 3: 1. That verse says, "How great the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God and that is what we are!" Did you get that? The Heavenly Father has LAVISHED love on us by sending His son, Jesus to die on the cross for us so that by believing in Him we can be adopted into God's family as a son or daughter, with all the rights and privileges that Jesus himself had. That is hard to comprehend, but it is imperative that we do! In order to live the abundant life that Christ promised us, we have to understand who we are! We who believe are sons and daughters of the Most High God, the Creator of the Universe! Get your head wrapped around that and it will change your life.
As they sang the song, it sounded like everyone in the Fabulous Fox Theatre was singing it, too! I know I was at the top of my lungs...that is, when I wasn't bawling thinking about 1 John 3: 1 and the lyrics of the song! As the song progressed, I felt God's presence envelop me in warmth and love. What an awesome song! Now I know why I went alone...you see I'm never alone. God is always with me. The Holy Spirit lives in me and I am in Christ. How sweet is that?!?!
I'll leave you with some lyrics from the song to ponder. Here is the song's bridge: