I was walking the wayside
Lost on a lonely road
I was chasing the high life
Trying to satisfy my soul
All the lies I believed in
Left me crying like the rain
Then I saw lightning from Heaven
And I've never been the same
I'm gonna climb a mountain
I'm gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love
I've felt the sting of the fire
But I saw You in the flames
Just when I thought it was over
You broke me out of the grave
Nothing can change the way You love me
Nothing can change the way
I belong to You
Yes I do
Nothing can separate
A child of love is a child of God, as God is love. This is what we become when we begin walking with Jesus. "To all who receive him, to those who believe in his name, he has given the right to become children of God." - John 1:12. Walking through life without Jesus is walking on the wayside, on the side of the road or path that we really should be on. The wayside moves us into a condition of neglect or disuse.
Satan tries to convince us that we don't need Jesus, that we can make it through life without Him. We seek out everything that we think will bring us happiness, and it does, for a little while. But our soul remains empty and very dissatisfied. God created us this way for a purpose. His purpose. Until we get off the wayside, we will be left crying in the rain. But when we meet Jesus, the light from Heaven, everything changes and we are never the same. "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." - John 8:12. No more walking on the wayside, full of neglect and disuse. No more darkness, only light.
When mountains of adversity come at us, we are able to climb them. We are able to climb to the top of them, shouting all the way that we are now a child of love. God's love. A love that will not let us down. A love that will carry us through all things; pain, sickness, heartache, brokenness, and death. The fires of adversity will try to burn us, but Jesus will be right there with us in the midst of the flames. When our life seems hopelessly filled with sorrow, and we think the darkness of the grave is going to swallow us, Jesus will break through.
Oh, yes! Nothing can change the way He loves us! "In all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all of creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:37-39. We belong to Him!
Isn't this a great feeling? To realize the power we have, through the love of God. Power that is able to take us through, up, and over any mountain that tries to get in our way? What tremendous joy we should be experiencing as we climb our mountains, shouting all the way praises and worship to Him!
So, are you a Child Of Love?
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