Ben Seo TE Pick of the Week
A couple of weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I stopped on an article about two twins who were conjoined at the head. They were undergoing a 16 hour surgery to be separated and, for the first time, live their own lives. But to be honest, I didn’t read the article. What I did see though is what my friend had shared – the names of the twins and the meaning behind each name: Jadon – “God has answered”; Anias – “God has heard”.
The next day, Hillsong Worship came out with a new song, this song. More on that in a bit.
The day after that, I was doing a QT on the first chapter of Hosea. And in that chapter, God orders Hosea to name his children: Lo-Ruhamah which means “not loved” and Lo-Ammi which means “not my people” to symbolize the rebellion of the Israelites against God.
Now, to be honest, we are all more on the Lo-Ruhamah and Lo-Ammi side of the spectrum than the Jadon and Anias side. Our sinfulness separates us from God in a way that we could never overcome on our own. But, and here is where the song comes in, there is one name and only one name that reconciles us with God and that is the name of Jesus.
No other name but that of Jesus Christ could bridge the gap between our sinfulness and a perfect God. But because of the saving grace that Jesus displayed for us on the cross, we can testify to the truth that the names Jadon and Anias declare: God has heard our cries and answered our prayers with a perfect Savior.
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Songs from this Past Lord’s Day
1. Give Us Clean Hands – Chris Tomlin
2. Marvelous Light – Charlie Hall
3. Oh Praise the Name (Anástasis) – Hillsong Worship
Offering: Speak O Lord – Keith and Kristyn Getty