Music Monday: “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons And Daughters

Music Monday: “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons And Daughters

By: Debbie Waltz

Sitting down to write this blog, I’m not sure what to say except that we are disappointed. My personal assistant and friend have decided to part ways when we vacation early in June. Though we understand her need to provide for her family, we must do what is best for our family as well. As a disabled person, this part gets no easier. In any working relationship, building and maintaining a relationship is essential. It’s only when feelings get involved that there’s more potential to get hurt.

But what choice do we have?

Sure, we could shy away from any relationships put in our paths. But what kind of life would that be?

The fact is, God created us that way. This need for connection, which is hard-wired within us, perfectly illustrates our spiritual condition. As Christians, we recognize that there is something bigger out there and we were created for a purpose; however, we realize we can’t do this on our own. We will always fail. That’s why we need a Savior to come alongside us and pick us up when we fall.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 reminds us, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up? Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

As vital as good friendships are to our Christian journey, we must recognize our human nature. Each of us has our own life to live and families to support. Not only that but we are bound by the same emotions and weaknesses. Try as they might, our friends are going to fail us and we are going to fail them as well. Why? Well, we’re only human, and as hard as we try, we aren’t perfect. The second reason I believe we’re bound to fail our friends may not make me very popular, but I believe it still has merit. God has given us free will, and it’s only natural to look out for our best interests rather than someone else’s. (This second reason is not always the case, but something to be aware of)

As I expressed in earlier posts, I am heartbroken by my personal assistant’s decision to leave, but I have become convinced God had his reasons for doing this. Maybe I had relied on her too much and forgotten about my first love. (Revelation 2 4). Unlike people, Jesus won’t fail me. As I embark on this new leg of my journey, I am determined to fix my eyes on God’s plans for me in the future. Psalms 62:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! “(ESV)

Since I don’t believe in coincidences, I know God had me read 2 Chronicles 28 for a reason today, In it, Hezekiah (a faithful king in line with David) has finally gotten his people and some others to come back to the Lord after rebuilding the temple. Keep in mind it’s been a long time since God’s people repented. They didn’t think a week was long enough to praise the Lord, so Hezekiah extended it to 14 days.

Why am I telling you this? Because this Music Monday song topic has been on my mind for a couple of weeks. “Great are You Lord” by All Sons And Daughters reminds me I was put on this earth for a purpose. More importantly, though, Jesus sacrificed himself to give me life and to give it to me abundantly. (John 10: 10). Galatians 2:20 reminds us not to waste a moment, never taking for granted the significance of his death on the cross for you and me. Paul wrote: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

That’s why the chorus starting with “It’s your breath in our lungs..” has taken on a particularly new meaning for me lately. No matter what I may be going through, I may be going through it for a purpose and I will praise him in the midst of it.

You can listen to All Sons and Daughters’ song here:

4 thoughts on “Music Monday: “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons And Daughters”

  1. It must be hard to have someone that you rely on leave. But I know God will bring along another personal assistant, maybe even someone who needs you more than you need them. God doesn’t waste any heartache.


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