January 14, 2023

Orphans of God

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Today’s song is “Orphans of God” performed by Avalon

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”
John 14:18 (NIV)

This week’s song, “Orphans of God,” performed by Avalon, celebrates the fact that there is no such thing as an orphan, abandoned, outcast, or stranger in God’s economy.

As we look back to the last year/years, it could be easy for many of us to get stuck in our failures and sin.  We might think to ourselves, “I am a failure; I’ll never amount to anything; no one could love me for me; I am lonely, afraid, an outcast; I am too tall, too short, too fat, too thin; I am not smart, fast, young, wealthy, or powerful enough,” the list could go on and on.

As we look to the new year, may we be reminded that we are not a lost cause; we are not our mistakes, failures, past, or sin.
May we be reminded that regardless of our circumstances, Christ offers His unconditional love to each of us,
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8 (ESV)

Help us to trust in Your words that we are offered a new life in Christ,
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) 

May we be reminded that we are in the world but not of the world,
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2 (KJV) 

May we be reminded how precious we are to our Creator,
“For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your book were written every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV)

May we have hope and peace when we see ourselves as God sees us, as conquers and victors because Jesus now lives in us,
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”
Romans 5:1 (NIV)

Praise God, we have been assured that in God’s economy, orphans do not exist, for no matter how we have messed up, how others have treated us, how alone or scared we may be, at any moment, we can call upon the name of Jesus, and He will pick us up and transform our lives.  God, with His amazing mercy, will never abandon us; we can have a new life, a transformed, redeemed life in Christ, by Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Now, with this new life in Christ, we will be declared joint heirs with Jesus Christ and graphed into the family as sons and daughters of the God most high, the creator of the Heavens and Earth,
“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.”
Romans 8:17 (NIV)

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Orphans of God

Who here among us has not been broken?
Who here among us is without guilt or pain?
So oft’ abandoned by our transgressions
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this

There are no strangers, there are no outcasts
There are no orphans of God
So many fallen, but Hallelujah
There are no orphans of God

Come ye unwanted and find affection
Come all ye weary, come and lay down your head
Come ye unworthy, you are my brother
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this

O blessed Father, look down upon us
We are Your children, we need Your love
We run before Your throne of mercy
And seek Your face to rise above

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Joel Lindsey / Twila J. Labar
Orphans Of God lyrics © New Spring Publishing Inc.

May we grow together in the love of Christ to reflect upon the mercies and blessings upon our lives, to feel the presence of God’s living Holy Spirit through worship to sing, pray, laugh, dance, cry, but mostly to praise our Lord and Father as we were indeed created2praise.