“Hello, my name is…”

We  basically looked at Chapter 5 of Acts this week.  It opened with a tough lesson about integrity.  Ananias and Sapphira sold a field and agreed together to lie to Peter.  I bet they regretted that decision.  They died and “great fear seized the whole church.”  The followers were still meeting at the Temple after prayers and hashing over events.  Healings were common and tension was building.  The apostles were arrested and put in jail over night. An angel led them out to continue preaching in the Temple.  Leaders were angry enough to kill.  Gamaliel stood and convinced the crowd they did not want to be fighting God.  Rather than feeling defeated the apostles counted it joy to suffer like Jesus.  Praise in the face of persecution challenges my thinking and so this song speaks into my doubts.

         The modern song below sings about the temptation to be despairing when we encounter trials and persecutions but like the apostles, the singer focuses on his identity in Christ and is able to move beyond his mistakes.  It has a catchy tune and I share it with you as it encourages me to understand my challenges.

Hello, my name is regret, I’m pretty sure we have met, Every single day of your life, I’m the whisper inside, That won’t let you forget.

Hello, my name is defeat, I know you recognize me, Just when you think you can win. I’ll drag you right back down again. Till you’ve lost all belief.

Oh, these are the voices, oh these are the lies. And I have believed them, for the very last time.

Hello, my name is child of the One true King, I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, I have been set free, Amazing grace is the song I sing,  Hello, my name is child of the One true King. 

I am no longer defined, By all the wreckage behind. The One who makes all things new.  Has proven it’s true, Just take a look at my life.

Hello, my name is child of the One true King,  I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, I have been set free,  Amazing grace is the song I sing,  Hello, my name is child of the one true King. 

What love the Father Has lavished upon us,  That we should be called His children.  I am a child of the One true King.  What love the Father Has lavished upon us.  That we should be called His children.

Hello, my name is child of the One true King,  I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, I have been set free,  Amazing grace is the song I sing,  Hello, my name is child of the One true King, yeah, 


I am a child of the One true King, 

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