Sons of God

 

It was fairly quiet in the neighborhood. I decided to walk around to the side of our home, looking around the wintery scene of amber colored grass and leafless branches.

Walking in the field behind the house,  I heard a mockingbird. He was across the street in the orange grove, perched in a tree.

I paused to listen.

He made a lovely call—and then, his song changed completely.

There was another tune, and then another.

I understand, of course, that mockingbirds imitate the sounds of other birds, but this time, I was really listening.

Am I ever like this bird?

Do I only say what I’ve heard others’ say and hope that I’m fitting in?

Do I change my song to match what I think will be acceptable?

Do I actually have a voice of my own with a melody that is unique to me?

Who am I?

Galatians, chapter 3, verses 26 and 27 remind us:

"You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ."

Knowing this, the words of a hymn that I have known for years come to a new light—-

O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

(I Stand Amazed in the Presence–Charles H. Gabriel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 comments on “Sons of God

  1. rsupplee says:

    Indeed, we are all sons of God through faith. I believe our relationship with God is that close. He longs to hear from us like a father longs to hear from his kids.

  2. Tn Pas Cher says:

    I think I agree with your point of view, very also think you write very reasonable and very interesting.

  3. Relojes Especiales says:

    Not long before sunset, I noticed a deep gray color behind the trees. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go outside and see the rest of the horizon.

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